The Visigothic Kingdom
The Visigothic Kingdom
The Negotiation of Power in Post-Roman lberia
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01 Sabine Panzram, The Visigothic Kingdom: Current Perspectives on the Negotiation of Power in Post-Roman lberia
The Day before - Prologue
02 Laurent Brassous, Late Roman Spain
Concepts of Central and Local Power
03 Javier Arce, The Visigoths in Spain: New Perspectives on their Arrival and Settlement
04 Jaime Vizcaíno Sánchez and Luis A. García Blánquez, The Early Visigothic Presence in the Southeast of Hispania. New Findings from a Rural Settlement in the Carthaginiensis, Senda de Granada (Murcia)
05 Paulo Pachá, Beyond Central and Local Powers: The General Councils of Toledo and the Politics of Integration
06 Sebastian Steinbach, King Wamba's Campaign against dux Paulus (673) - Narration of Military and Royal Power in the Late Visigothic Kingdom
Power, Identity, and Ethnicity
07 Herwig Wolfram, How to Stay Gothic without a Gothic King
08 Manuel Koch, Who are the Visigoths? Concepts of Ethnicity in the Kingdom of Toledo: A Case Study of the Vitas Sanctorum Patrum Emeretensium
09 Christoph Eger, The Visigothic Kingdom - A Kingdom Without Visigoths? The Debate on the Ethnic Interpretation of the Early Medieval Cemeteries on the Iberian Peninsula
10 Javier Martínez Jiménez, Local Citizenships and the Visigothic Kingdom
Representations of Power
11 Lauro Olmo Enciso, Recopolis, the Representation of Power in a Complex Landscape
12 Ruth Pliego, Figura et potentia: Coin and Power in the Visigothic Kingdom
13 Michael J. Kelly, The Liber Iudiciorum: A Visigothic Literary Guide to Institutional Authority and Self-Interest
14 Javier de Santiago Fernández, Epigraphic Habit and Power in Visigothic Hispania
Power and Church
15 Rafael Barroso Cabrera, Between Throne and Altar. Political Power and Episcopal Authority in the Beginning of the Visigothic Kingdom of Toledo
16 Isabel Sánchez Ramos and Jorge Morín de Pablos, Ecclesiastical Landscapes in the Visigothic Capital and Countryside of Toledo
17 Markus Mülke, Ancient Classics and Catholic Tradition through Time and Space: Martin of Braga and His Cultural Claims
18 Jamie Wood, Conflicts over Episcopal Office in Southern Hispania: Comparative Perspectives from Visigothic and Byzantine Territories
The Day after - Epilogue
19 Julián M. Ortega Ortega, In a Savage Kingdom (regnum efferum)? Evaluating the Islamic Conquest of Spania from the Archaeological Record
20 Paulo Pachá, Conclusions and Future Perspectives

Recensies en Artikelen

"Sin lugar a duda, estamos frente a una obra que tiene el potencial de convertirse en un libro de referencia. Una de sus características es que está en diálogo con las distintas producciones académicas de sus autores, lo cual crea una invitación para su búsqueda y estudio. También cuenta con múltiples dimensiones y niveles de lecturas; sus capítulos no solo presentan estados de la cuestión e investigaciones originales, sino también abren interrogantes que no responden de forma acabada, lo cual es una virtud porque incentiva a nuevos análisis desde un enfoque interdisciplinario. Desde ya celebramos las futuras investigaciones que surjan a partir de este libro."
- Sabrina Orlowski, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina, Sociedades Precapitalistas, vol. 11 (2021)

Sabine Panzram, Paulo Pachá (red.)

The Visigothic Kingdom

The Negotiation of Power in Post-Roman lberia

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How did the breakdown of Roman rule in the Iberian Peninsula eventually result in the formation of a Visigothic kingdom with authority centralised in Toledo? This collection of essays challenges the view that local powers were straightforwardly subjugated to the expanding central power of the monarchy. Rather than interpret countervailing events as mere ‘delays’ in this inevitable process, the contributors to this book interrogate where these events came from, which causes can be uncovered and how much influence individual actors had in this process. What emerges is a story of contested interests seeking cooperation through institutions and social practices that were flexible enough to stabilise a system that was hierarchical yet mutually beneficial for multiple social groups. By examining the Visigothic settlement, the interplay between central and local power, the use of ethnic identity, projections of authority, and the role of the Church, this book articulates a model for understanding the formation of a large and important early medieval kingdom.

Sabine Panzram

Sabine Panzram is Professor of Ancient History at Hamburg University (Germany). She focuses on social history of power in the Western Mediterranean, and in particular on urban history in the Iberian Peninsula. Currently she is preparing a study on Christendom without the Church: The Genesis of an Institution in the Dioecesis Hispaniarum (4th to 7th centuries).

Paulo Pachá

Paulo Pachá is Assistant Professor of Medieval History at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). He works on the history of the Visigothic kingdom and the development of its political structure and power relationships.