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Between Ostrogothic and Carolingian Italy

Survivals, revivals, ruptures
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  • Fabrizio Oppedisano,

The victory of Justinian, achieved after a lacerating war, put an end to the ambitious project conceived and implemented by Theoderic after his arrival in Italy: that of a new society in which peoples divided by centuries-old cultural barriers would live together in peace and justice, without renouncing their own traditions but respecting shared principles inspired by the values of civilitas. What did this great experiment leave to Europe and Italy in the centuries to come? What were the survivals and the ruptures, what were the revivals of that world in early medieval society? How did that past continue to be recounted and how did it interact with the present, especially in the decisive moment of the Frankish conquest of Italy? This book aims to confront these questions, and it does so by exploring different themes, concerning politics and ideology, culture and literary tradition, law, epigraphy and archaeology.

  • Keywords:
  • Early Middle Ages,
  • Late Antiquity,
  • Carolingian Age,
  • Ostrogoths,
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Fabrizio Oppedisano

Scuola Normale of Pisa, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-4259-6282

Fabrizio Oppedisano is Professor of Roman History at the Scuola Normale Superiore. His work focuses on the history of the Western Roman Empire and Ostrogothic Italy. His research interests include politics, institutions and administration; the relationship between literature, ideology and power; the forms of political communication.
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Book Title

Between Ostrogothic and Carolingian Italy

Book Subtitle

Survivals, revivals, ruptures

Editors

Fabrizio Oppedisano

Peer Reviewed

Number of Pages

262

Publication Year

2022

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© 2022 Author(s)

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CC BY 4.0

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Firenze University Press

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10.36253/978-88-5518-664-3

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978-88-5518-663-6

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978-88-5518-664-3

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978-88-5518-666-7

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Reti Medievali E-Book

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2704-6362

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2704-6079

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