Society and culture in late antique gaul: Revisiting the sources

Ralph W. Mathisen, Danuta Shanzer

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Abstract

Late Roman Gaul is often seen either from a classical Roman perspective as an imperial province in decay and under constant threat from barbarian invasion or settlement, or from the medieval one, as the cradle of modern France and Germany. Standard texts and "moments" have emerged and been canonized in the scholarship on the period, be it Gaul aflame in 407 or the much-disputed baptism of Clovis in 496/508. This volume avoids such stereotypes. It brings together state-of-the-art work in archaeology, literary, social, and religious history, philology, philosophy, epigraphy, and numismatics not only to examine under-used and new sources for the period, but also critically to reexamine a few of the old standards. This will provide a fresh view of various more unusual aspects of late Roman Gaul, and also, it is hoped, serve as a model for ways of interpreting the late Roman sources for other areas, times, and contexts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherTaylor and Francis Inc.
Number of pages328
ISBN (Electronic)9781315242828
ISBN (Print)9780754606246
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 5 2017
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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