By Jonathan Arnold, Shane Bjornlie, Kristina Sessa
A better half to Ostrogothic Italy is a concise but entire leading edge survey of the increase and fall of Italy’s first barbarian state, the Ostrogothic kingdom (ca. 489-554 CE). The volume’s 18 essays supply readers with probing syntheses of modern scholarship on key subject matters, from the Ostrogothic military and management to spiritual range and ecclesiastical improvement, ethnicity, cultural achievements, urbanism, and the agricultural financial system. considerably, the amount additionally offers leading edge stories of hitherto under-examined subject matters, together with the Ostrogothic provinces past the Italian lands, gender and the Ostrogothic courtroom, and Ostrogothic Italy’s environmental heritage. that includes paintings via a global panel of students, the quantity is designed for either new scholars and experts within the box.
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Mommsen. 7–8, ed. Mommsen. 5, ed. 21–22, ed. Mommsen. 1–20, ed. Dewing. 95 Joye/Knaepen, “L’image”, pp. 230–44. 10–30, ed. Dewing. 21–22, ed. Dewing; Wolfram, Goths, p. 336; Heather, Goths, pp. 260–1. 1, ed. Mommsen. 99 Cassiodorus did his best to emphasize the achievements of the Gothic army under her regency, but the overall situation must have seemed less secure. In 530, the dux Witigis had to fight back Gepid and Herul armies who had invaded Pannonia Sirmiensis. 100 In Spain the political union was dissolved upon Athalaric’s succession and kingship passed on to Theoderic’s grandson Amalaric, which meant the loss of Visigothic revenue and manpower.
74 Matthews, “Boethius”; Robinson, “Dead Boethius”, summarizes 6th-century accounts. 75 O’Donnell, Ruin, pp. 166–7. 76 Barnish, “Maximian”, pp. 29–31; Moorhead, Theoderic, pp. 232–5; Bjornlie, Politics, pp. 138–41. 77 On the literary image of Theoderic, see Goltz, Barbar-König-Tyrann. 78 The Anonymus Valesianus inserts the Boethius affair into the broader context of a narrative about the ultimate failure of Theoderic’s imperial experiment in Italy. 79 Religious differences were also a touchstone in deteriorating relations with the eastern empire.
85 Wolfram, Goths, pp. 322–37; Heather, Goths, pp. 260–3. 86 For further consideration of Amalasuentha’s precarious position and manoeuvring, see Cooper in this volume. 2–8, ed. Mommsen. 88 Esders, “Rechtliche Grundlagen”. 2, ed. Mommsen. 93 Despite these efforts at re-establishing consensus, the stability of the new regime remained precarious. Amalasuentha faced considerable opposition at court. At stake was control over the young king and his policies, possibly paired with concerns about his viability as a military leader at such a young age.