Barbarians, maps, and historiography : studies on the early medieval West

Goffart, Walter A
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  • Creator Walter Goffart
  • Format Books
  • Publication Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2009.
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  • Physical Details
    • viii, 331 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
  • ISBNs 9780754659846, 0754659844
  • OCLC ocn268788085


  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 308-311) and index.


  • Two notes on Germanic antiquity today -- What's wrong with the map of barbarian invasions? -- The map of barbarian invasions: a preliminary report -- The map of barbarian invasions: a longer look -- Does the Vita S. Severini have an underside? -- Conspicuously absent: martial heroism in the Histories of Gregory of Tours and its likes -- Bede's Uera lex historiae explained -- The Historia Ecclesiastica: Bede's agenda and ours -- Bede's History in a harsher climate -- Paul the Deacon's Gesta Episcoporum Mettensium and the early design of Charlemagne's succession -- Charters earlier than 800 from French collections -- Le problème des Translationes S. Liborii -- The first venture into medieval geography: Lambarde's map of the Saxon heptarchy (1568) -- Hetware and Hugas: datable anachronisms in Beowulf -- The name 'Meringovian' and the dating of Beowulf -- Christian pessimism on the walls of the Vatican Galleria delle carte geografiche
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