Very Good. SCARCE HARDCOVER BOOK IN DUST JACKET. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. OWNER NAME ON FFEP. ALMOST NO WEAR TO COVER. SOME WEAR & FRAYING W/ "HOMPSON" WRITTEN IN PENCI ON DUST JACKET. A SOLID BOOK.
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Very Good. 1969. Cloth, octavo, xiv and 358 pp. Ex-library, with the usual faults. Boards are in very good shape, with no serious flaws. Previous owner's inscription on ffep. Tight binding, clean bright pages. (Subject: Medieval & Renaissance. )
Very Good in Good+ dust jacket. 0198142714. Textblock has light soiling. Former owner's stamp to title page. Dustjacket has shelfwear and rubbing. Browning to spine of DJ. Light chipping to DJ's spine and corners.; On the death of Theodosius in 395, the Visigoths renounced their allegiance to Rome and chose Alaric I as their ruler. Alaric invaded Greece and then Italy, and in 410 he captured and pillaged the city of Rome. In that same year he was succeeded by Ataulf, who led the Visigoths across the Pyrenees mountain range into Spain. From 415 to 418, under the next ruler, Wallia, the Visigoths extended their realm over a great part of Spain and southern Gaul, with Toulouse as their capital. Wallia was succeeded by the reputed son of Alaric, Theodoric I, who died fighting as an ally of Rome against the Huns at the Battle of Châlons. The most notable of the Spanish Visigothic kings was Euric, who reigned from about 420 to 484. He was a son of Theodoric I. Under Euric, who declared his rule to be independent of any federation with Rome, the kingdom of Toulouse included almost all of Spain and most of Gaul west of the Rhône River and south of the Loire River. Euric introduced many aspects of Roman civilization and drew up a code of law combining Roman and German elements. The kingdom was, however, continually beset by both internal and external difficulties. The kingship was nominally elective, and the powerful Visigothic nobles stood against attempts to found a hereditary royal house. Externally, the Byzantine Empire and the Franks menaced the Visigothic lands. In order to instill greater loyalty in his rebellious Roman and Christian subjects, Alaric II in 506 introduced the collection of laws known as the Breviary of Alaric. A year later, Clovis I, king of the Franks, defeated the Visigoths at the Battle of Vouillé, in which Alaric II was killed. Most of Provence was separated from the Gothic lands, and the Visigothic kingdom was confined almost entirely to Spain. Despite the attempts of a long line of Gothic kings to hold the kingdom together, the power of the Visigoths steadily declined. The last king, Roderick, was defeated and probably killed by the Muslims in the Battle of Río Barbate in 711. By 713 Spain was partially conquered by the Moors, and the Visigothic power survived in the independent Christian kingdom of Asturias. Looks at the Chronicle of 754 to address questions as: what were the political and military achievements of the Gothic Kings? How much of the Roman administrative machinery did they preserve a civil service of their own? How did they, as Christian heretics, relate to their catholic subjects? And what was the character of the councils of Toledo? ; 376 pages.
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