Visigothic Spain 409 - 711

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Wiley, May 21, 2004 - History - 263 pages
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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 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.

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Review: Visigothic Spain 409-711 (A History of Spain)

User Review  - Alexander Rolfe - Goodreads

Collins seemed pretty reasonable to me. The prose was pretty dull, and there was a lot of good information...so I wrote down what I learned as soon as I finished. Should have done this all through ... Read full review

Review: Visigothic Spain 409 - 711 (A History of Spain)

User Review  - Arbitrista - Goodreads

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

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About the author (2004)

Roger Collins is a Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. His previous publications include The Oxford Archaeological Guide to Spain (1998), Law, Culture and Regionalism in Early Medieval Spain (1992), The Arab Conquest of Spain (Blackwell, 1989) and The Basques (Blackwell, 1986).

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