Battle of Vouille, 507 CE (BOK)

Ralph W. Mathisen

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This volume highlights the heretofore largely neglected Battle of Vouille in 507 CE, when the Frankish King Clovis defeated Alaric II, the King of the Visigoths. Clovis victory proved a crucial step in the expulsion of the Visigoths from Francia into Spain, thereby leaving Gaul largely to the Franks. It was arguably in the wake of Vouille that Gaul became Francia, and that France began. The editors have united an international team of experts on Late Antiquity and the Merovingian Kingdoms to reexamine the battle from multiple as well as interdisciplinary perspectives. The contributions address questions of military strategy, geographical location, archaeological footprint, political background, religious propaganda, consequences (both in Francia and in Italy), and significance. There is a strong focus on the close reading of primary source-material, both textual and material, secular and theological.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Forfatter Ralph W. Mathisen Forlag
Birkhauser (De Gruyter)
ISBN 9781614511274 Antall sider 242
Dimensjoner 17cm x 24cm x 2,5cm Vekt 547 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Danuta Shanzer, Ralph W. Mathisen