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New directions in the study of Visigothic Spain

Wood, Jamie and Martinez Jimenez, Javier (2016) New directions in the study of Visigothic Spain. History Compass, 14 (1). pp. 29-38. ISSN 1478-0542

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Abstract

Since the fall of the Visigothic kingdom in 711, analysis of its history has been tied to contemporary Spanish politics. Political and economic developments in Spain since the 1970s have driven research into the late antique and early medieval period. Most notably, archaeological evidence has come to play a much more prominent role in analyses of the Visigothic period in Spain. This article synthesises archaeological and historical research from the past 20 years. It draws on recent developments in urban and rural archaeology in order to examine key avenues of research on the period: the negotiated nature of power, post-Roman identity politics, and law and literacy.

Keywords:History, Medieval History, Late Antiquity, Visigoths, NotOAChecked
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V224 Iberian History
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V130 Medieval History
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V400 Archaeology
Divisions:College of Arts > School of History & Heritage > School of History & Heritage (History)
ID Code:20043
Deposited On:17 Jan 2016 20:08

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