Religiones and gentes in Isidore of Seville’s Chronica maiora. The Visigoths as a chosen people

Wood, Jamie (2013) Religiones and gentes in Isidore of Seville’s Chronica maiora. The Visigoths as a chosen people. In: Post-Roman transitions: Christian and Barbarian identities in the early medieval west. Cultural Encounters in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages (14). Brepols Publishers, Turnhout, pp. 125-168. ISBN 9782503543277, 9782503544205

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The Roman Empire in Spain did not fall until the 620s. It was only in this decade that the Visigothic kings managed to expel the final Roman forces from the south. Although the political fall of Rome in Spain took far longer than has often been imagined, the social and intellectual landscape had been in transition for many decades. This chapter uses the historical writings of Isidore of Seville, the pre-eminent bishop and scholar of seventh-century Spain, to show how individuals and communities managed the practical and interpretive transition from Roman to Visigothic control.

Keywords:Isidore of Seville, Medieval History, Historiography, medieval chronicles, Religion
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V224 Iberian History
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V130 Medieval History
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V330 History of Religions
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V621 Christian studies
Divisions:College of Arts > School of History & Heritage > School of History & Heritage (History)
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Deposited On:31 Jan 2014 08:52

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