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By Yitzhak Hen (auth.)

ISBN-10: 023059364X

ISBN-13: 9780230593640

ISBN-10: 0333786661

ISBN-13: 9780333786666

This examine investigates where of the royal courtroom and the operation of patronage in different eu kingdoms within the early center a long time. It seeks to spot the roots of later medieval advancements, and particularly of the Carolingian Renaissance, within the centuries instantly succeeding the interval of Roman rule.

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See also Moorhead, Theoderic in Italy, pp. 104–5 33 Riché, Education and Culture, p. 57. 35 In a letter written on behalf of Theoderic’s grandson and successor, King Athalaric (d. e. e. Cassiodorus] to recount the opinion of the wise, so that he might compare his own deeds with those of antiquity. 36 This attempt to present the ruler like ‘a purple-clad philosopher’, we are told by Jordanes (d. c. 61, ed. König, p. 84, cited above pp. 29–30. 35 Ennodius, Panegyricus Theoderico regi dictus, c. 3(11), ed.

5 Written in Ravenna under Byzantine rule by someone who did not hide his (or her) anti-Ostrogothic sentiments, this flattering description of the Ostrogothic king is extremely noteworthy. Although it conceals many local confrontations and controversies, the admiring image of peace and harmony, which the Anonymus Valesianus put forward, is not so far from the truth, and it is certainly one of the most significant witnesses to the glorious rule of Theoderic in Italy. Theoderic understood from the outset that in order to consolidate his rule over Italy he needed the co-operation of the Roman senatorial aristocracy.

Fridh, p. 377. B. Barnish, Cassiodorus: Variae (Liverpool, 1992), pp. 125–6. 37 Jordanes, Getica, V (39) and XI (69), ed. T. 1 (Berlin, 1882), pp. 64 and 74 respectively. The question of Jordanes and his sources still excites many scholars. For some recent contributions to the debate, see Wolfram, History of the Goths, pp. 3–18 and passim; idem, ‘Einleitung oder Überlegungen zur Origo Gentis’, in Typen der Ethnogenese unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Bayern, I, ed. H. Wolfram and W. Pohl, Veröffentlischungen der Kommission für Frühmittelalterforschung 13 (Vienna, 1990), pp.

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