This article examines a particular aspect of Justinian’s campaigns against the Ostrogoths in Italy, one that is often overlooked, yet one that is essential to the understanding of these wars
Hungary’s Conversion to Christianity: The Establishment of Hungarian Statehood and its Consequences to the Thirteenth Century
The Carpathian Basin occupies a peculiar place in history. It was the ground where Roman-Germanic world met that of the Slavs and mounted nomad peoples, where no group had achieved sustained unity before the state of Hungary was founded.
In the early years of the tenth century several Anglo-Saxon royal women, all daughters of King Edward the Elder of Wessex (899-924) and sisters (or half-sisters) of his son King Athelstan (924-39), were despatched across the Channel as brides for Frankish and Saxon rulers and aristocrats. This article addresses the fate of some of these women through an analysis of their political identities.
Or was he a great recycler?
Most scholars of the Byzantine empire have given an important role to Justinian’s invasion of Italy during the sixth century – it has been envisioned as a grand reconquest of the West by the East.
One of the most intriguing manuscripts of late Antiquity, the early-6th – century Codex Argenteus, combines elements typical of lavish Greek and Latin bibles with yet another signiﬁcant aspect.
This thesis examines the changes forced upon the Roman elite in the evolving political climate of Ostrogothic Italy.
The temptation is naturally to seek differences or contrasts from one power to another, to reinforce the conflict and tension identified in contemporary historians.
This dissertation places ‘Ostrogothic Italy,’ conventionally seen as a ‘barbarian’ successor state in the West, firmly within the continuum of Roman history.
The Ostrogoths in Italy By Biagio Saitta Polis: Revista de ideas y formas políticas de la Antigüedad Clásica, Vol. 11 (1999) Introduction: The attempt at Roman-Germanic cohabitation which Odoacer (Odovacar) successfully made between 476 und 489 was taken even further by the Ostrogoths. Coming from the middle Danube, they arrived in Italy with the approval […]
The Edictum Theoderici: A Study of a Roman Legal Document from Ostrogothic Italy By Sean D.W. Lafferty PhD Dissertation, University of Toronto, 2010 Abstract: This is a study of a Roman legal document of unknown date and debated origin conventionally known as the Edictum Theoderici. Comprised of 154 edicta, or provisions, in addition to a […]