Leadership, Social Cohesion, and Identity in Late Antique Spain and Gaul (500-700)
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Leadership, Social Cohesion, and Identity in Late Antique Spain and Gaul (500-700)
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€ 117,00
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9789463725958
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Hardback
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282
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15.6 x 23.4 cm
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Introduction (Dolores Castro and Fernando Ruchesi)
Building Leadership, Forging Cohesion. Bishops and Charity in Late Antiquity (Dolores Castro)
The Logic of Control: Postulating a Visigothic Ontology of Human Being (Michael J. Kelly)
Ritual Communities and Social Cohesion in Merovingian Gaul (Alexander O’Hara)
Constructing New Leaders: Bishops in Visigothic Hispania Tarraconensis (fifth to seventh centuries) (Meritxell Pérez Martínez)
Coexisting Leaderships in the Visigothic Cities: A ‘Coopetitive’ Model (Pablo Poveda Arias)
Leadership and Social Cohesion in Merovingian Gaul and Visigothic Spain. The Case of Military Groups (Fernando Ruchesi)
Between Rome and Toulouse. The Catholic Episcopate in the regnum Tolosanum (418-507) (Christian Stadermann) .

Dolores Castro, Fernando Ruchesi (eds)

Leadership, Social Cohesion, and Identity in Late Antique Spain and Gaul (500-700)

The replacement of the Roman Empire in the West with emerging kingdoms like Visigothic Spain and Merovingian Gaul resulted in new societies, but without major population displacement. Societies changed because identities shifted and new points of cohesion formed under different leaders and leadership structures. This volume examines two kingdoms in the post-Roman west to understand how this process took shape. Though exhibiting striking continuities with the Roman past, Gaul and Spain emerged as distinctive, but not isolated, political entities that forged different strategies and drew upon different resources to strengthen their unity, shape social ties, and consolidate their political status.
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Editors

Dolores Castro

Dolores Castro is a postdoctoral research fellow at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET) and assistant professor at Universidad de General Sarmiento, Argentina. Her current research explores the fields of religion and political power in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, with particular focus on the Visigothic period.

Fernando Ruchesi

Fernando Ruchesi received his PhD at the Universidad de Buenos Aires in 2015. At present he works as a Researcher at the Universitat de Lleida, Spain. His research focuses on the development of social cohesion in Merovingian Gaul and Visigothic Spain, with particular emphasis on the Northeast of the Iberian peninsula.