Free Read [Memoir Book] Ä Visigothic Spain 409 - 711 - by Roger Collins ¶


  • Title: Visigothic Spain 409 - 711
  • Author: Roger Collins
  • ISBN: 9781405149662
  • Page: 111
  • Format: Paperback

  • This history of Spain in the period between the end of Roman rule and the time of the Arab conquest challenges many traditional assumptions about the history of this period.Presents original theories about how the Visigothic kingdom was governed, about law in the kingdom, about the Arab conquest, and about the rise of Spain as an intellectual force.Takes account of new docThis history of Spain in the period between the end of Roman rule and the time of the Arab conquest challenges many traditional assumptions about the history of this period.Presents original theories about how the Visigothic kingdom was governed, about law in the kingdom, about the Arab conquest, and about the rise of Spain as an intellectual force.Takes account of new documentary evidence, the latest archaeological findings, and the controversies that these have generated.Combines chronological and thematic approaches to the period.A historiographical introduction looks at the current state of research on the history and archaeology of the Visigothic kingdom.
    Roger Collins
    Roger J H Collins born 1949 is an English medievalist, currently an honorary fellow in history at the University of Edinburgh.


    Commentaires:

    Nora
    An excellent survey on the history of the Visigoths in Spain. I would recommend this book for anyone with an interest in the Late Antique period, Iberian archaeology, "Gothic" tribes and their cultural and legal systems, Iberian historiography, etc. It includes a bibliographic essay, and is richly supported by citations to primary source materials (when available). Dr. Collins writes in a lively critical style which takes nothing as gospel and frequently suggests areas for further study and inte [...]

    Jason
    If you like your academics curmudgeonly this is the book for you. He lays out the evidence for what we know about the Visigoths whilst making some entertaining sideswipes at Spanish archaeologists, German romantic historians and assorted nincumpoops who have had ideas without thoroughly researching the territory first.It is easy to read: don't pay attention to the dullards who should never have picked up an academic book in the first place.

    Alexander Rolfe
    Collins seemed pretty reasonable to me. The prose was pretty dull, and there was a lot of good information I wrote down what I learned as soon as I finished. Should have done this all through graduate school, of course, but hardly ever did. But now I'm too old to A) plan on re-reading everything, or B) remember it all without writing it down.

    Arbitrista
    Again with the archeological history, but then I suppose that there isn't a great deal of primary source material during that period.

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