Shifting Ethnic Identities in Spain and Gaul, 500–700...

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Author  Erica Buchberger
Publisher  Amsterdam University Press
Publication Date   June 15, 2017
ISBN  9089648801
Pages  218

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Traditional scholarship on post-Roman western culture has tended to examine the ethnic identities of Goths, Franks, and similar groups while neglecting the Romans themselves, in part because modern scholars have viewed the concept of being Roman as one denoting primarily a cultural or legal affiliation. As this book demonstrates, however, early medieval “Romanness” also encompassed a sense of belonging to an ethnic group, which allowed Romans in Iberia and Gaul to adopt Gothic or Frankish identities in a more nuanced manner than has been previously acknowledged in the literature.

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