A companion to Ostrogothic Italy [electronic resource] / edited by Jonathan J. Arnold, M. Shane Bjornlie, Kristina Sessa.

Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2016.
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Brill's companions to European history, 2212-7410 ; volume 9

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Ostrogoths -- Italy -- History.
Italy -- History -- 476-774.
Italy -- Social life and customs -- To 1500.
Manners and customs.
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"A Companion to Ostrogothic Italy is a concise yet comprehensive cutting edge survey of the rise and fall of Italy's first barbarian kingdom, the Ostrogothic state (ca. 489-554 CE). The volume's 18 essays provide readers with probing syntheses of recent scholarship on key topics, from the Ostrogothic army and administration to religious diversity and ecclesiastical development, ethnicity, cultural achievements, urbanism, and the rural economy. Significantly, the volume also presents innovative studies of hitherto under-examined topics, including the Ostrogothic provinces beyond the Italian lands, gender and the Ostrogothic court, and Ostrogothic Italy's environmental history. Featuring work by an international panel of scholars, the volume is designed for both new students and specialists in the field. Contributors are Jonathan Arnold, Shane Bjornlie, Samuel Cohen, Kate Cooper, Deborah Deliyannis, Cam Grey, Guy Halsall, Gerda Heydemann, Mark Johnson, Sean Lafferty, Natalia Lozovsky, Federico Marazzi, Christine Radtki, Kristina Sessa, Paolo Squatriti, Brian Swain, and Rita Lizzi Testa"--Provided by publisher.
Introduction / Jonathan J. Arnold, M. Shane Bjornlie and Kristina Sessa
Part 1. The state
The Ostrogothic Kingdom : ideologies and transitions / Gerda Heydemann
Governmental administration / M. Shane Bjornlie
Ostrogothic provinces : administration and ideology / Jonathan J. Arnold
Ostrogothic cities / Federico Marazzi
The Senate at Rome in Ostrogothic Italy / Christine Radtki
The law / Sean Lafferty
The Ostrogothic military / Guy Halsall
Part 2. Culture and society
Goths and Gothic identity in the Ostrogothic Kingdom / Brian Swain
Urban life and culture / Deborah M. Deliyannis
Landowning and labour in the rural economy / Cam Grey
The heroine and the historian : Procopius of Caesarea on the troubled reign of Queen Amalasuentha / Kate Cooper
Intellectual culture and literary practices / Natalia Lozovsky
Art and architecture / Mark J. Johnson
Italy's environment in the 5th and 6th centuries : barbarizing the Bel Paese / Paolo Squatriti
Part 3. Religion
The Roman Church and its bishops / Kristina Sessa
Bishops, ecclesiastical institutions, and the Ostrogothic regime / Rita Lizzi Testa
Mapping the church and asceticism in Ostrogothic Italy / Rita Lizzi Testa
Religious diversity / Samuel Cohen
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Includes bibliographical refrences and index.
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Arnold, Jonathan J., 1980-
Bjornlie, M. Shane, 1969-
Sessa, Kristina.
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Print version: Companion to Ostrogothic Italy
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