A Companion to Ostrogothic Italy by Jonathan Arnold, Shane Bjornlie, Kristina Sessa

By Jonathan Arnold, Shane Bjornlie, Kristina Sessa

A spouse to Ostrogothic Italy is a concise but entire innovative survey of the increase and fall of Italy’s first barbarian country, the Ostrogothic kingdom (ca. 489-554 CE). The volume’s 18 essays offer readers with probing syntheses of modern scholarship on key themes, from the Ostrogothic military and management to spiritual range and ecclesiastical improvement, ethnicity, cultural achievements, urbanism, and the agricultural economic climate. considerably, the amount additionally offers cutting edge reviews of hitherto under-examined issues, together with the Ostrogothic provinces past the Italian lands, gender and the Ostrogothic court docket, and Ostrogothic Italy’s environmental background. that includes paintings through a world panel of students, the quantity is designed for either new scholars and experts within the box.

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Sigismund lost his life, and an Ostrogothic army under Tuluin managed to expand the area under Ostrogothic control in southern 78 Moorhead, “Boethius”, pp. 19–20; idem, “Libertas”. 79 Anonymus Valesianus, 14–16 (81–94), ed. Rolfe; Barnish, “Anonymus Valesianus”. 80 Greatrex, “Justin i”, pp. 78–81. 5–6, ed. Duchesne, with Noble, “Papacy”, pp. 418–23; Goltz, BarbarKönig-Tyrann, pp. 400–25; Amory, People, p. 220; Sessa discusses the event in more detail in this volume. 82 Robinson, “Dead Boethius”; Bjornlie, Politics, pp.

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Within a short time, Totila regained control over much of Italy, taking Rome twice in 546 and 550; Ravenna remained in imperial hands throughout the war. 120 Some members of the political elite transferred their allegiance to the emperor early on (for example, Liberius), while others continued to support the Ostrogothic government. 121 The senators were among the crucial players, and therefore most vulnerable to threats and suspicions of disloyalty. 124 Procopius’ Wars also reveal that the civilian population suffered brutally at the hands of both sides.

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