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Strategies of Distinction: The Construction of Ethnic Communities, 300-800 (Walter Pohl Helmut Reimitz, (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 1998) 9789004108462
Strategies of Distinction: The Construction of Ethnic Communities, 300-800 (Walter Pohl Helmut Reimitz, (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 1998) 9789004108462
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Title: Strategies of Distinction: The Construction of Ethnic Communities, 300-800

Author: Pohl, Walter Helmut Reimitz, (eds)

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 1998

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004108462

Volumes: 1; Pages: 384

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Between the fourth and the eight century, a number of 'experimental' polities had to create new forms of legitimacy and organisation to overcome a Roman world based on Empire, city and tribe. In the course of time, a new world developed that relied on Christendom, kingdom and people to pull an increased variety of local communities together. Of these three factors, the ethnic one certainly is the most elusive. This volume discusses the process of construction of ethnic identities. What did names, law, language, costume, burial rites, rhetoric, culture, royal representation or ideology mean, and to whom? This is the question that is common to the papers assembled here. Even though they span several centuries, and a geographic area from the Iberian peninsula to the Black Sea steppes, they all deal with the ways how ethnic distinction became a political factor in the post-Roman world.Table of ContentsW. Pohl: Telling the Difference: Signs of Ethnic IdentityE. Chrysos: Ethnic Names and Territorial NamesJ. Jarnut: Nomen et GensP. Heather: Disappearing and Reappearing TribesD. Claude: Remarks to the relationship between Visigoths and Hispano-Romans in the 7th CenturyJ. Liebeschuetz: Citizen Status and Law in the Roman Empire and the Visigothic KingdomG. Ripoll: The Arrival of the Visigoths in Hispania: Population Problems and Process of AcculturationB. Pohl-Resl: Legal Practice and Ethnic Identity in Lombard ItalyM. Kazanski: Le royaume de Vinitharius: Le rcit de Jordanes et les donnes archologiquesJ. Arce: Hydatius and the Camels of GallaeciaP. Heather: Theoderic Augustus: Myth and Reality in Cassidorus's VariaeD. Harrison: Political Rhetoric and Political Ideology in Lombard ItalyM. Hardt: Royal Treasures and Representation in the Early Middle AgesM. Schmauder: Imperial Distinction or Barbaric Imitation? The Kaiserfibeln
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