By Jonathan Arnold, Shane Bjornlie, Kristina Sessa
A significant other to Ostrogothic Italy is a concise but accomplished leading edge survey of the increase and fall of Italy’s first barbarian nation, the Ostrogothic nation (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 non secular variety and ecclesiastical improvement, ethnicity, cultural achievements, urbanism, and the agricultural economic system. considerably, the quantity additionally provides cutting edge experiences of hitherto under-examined subject matters, together with the Ostrogothic provinces past the Italian lands, gender and the Ostrogothic court docket, and Ostrogothic Italy’s environmental background. that includes paintings by means of a world panel of students, the quantity is designed for either new scholars and experts within the box.
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Mommsen; Merrills/Miles, The Vandals, pp. 132–4. 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.
108 Against the backdrop of a swift success of the imperial army in North Africa, where the Vandals had been removed from power by 534, Justinian mounted pressure against Theodahad’s increasingly fragile regime. In June 535, Belisarius landed with a fleet in Sicily, while the Gepid general Mundo led an offensive in Dalmatia. The Gothic War Negotiations between Constantinople and Ravenna continued as Justinian dispatched armies to Dalmatia and Sicily. Belisarius’ quick success in Sicily prompted Theodahad to seek an agreement with Justinian.
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. Shortly after the trial, Theoderic sent an embassy led by the bishop of Rome, John, and a number of high-ranking senators to Constantinople in order to dissuade the emperor from pursuing measures against the ‘Arian’ (non-Nicene) churches in the East.