Building a new kingdom after Rome: Visigothic Iberia

Building a new kingdom after Rome: Visigothic Iberia
18 November 2020, 5.30pm - 7.00pm

Isabel Sánchez Ramos, UCL

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The Regnum Gothorum in the Iberian Peninsula was consolidated since the middle second half of the 6th century. An ambitious political, cultural and territorial program was set into action in order to reach the unification of the ancient Roman Hispania. This paper aims to present the current archaeology research carried out in Toledo and its territory in the framework of the Late Antique Iberia. Urban evolutions in the Iberian Peninsula cities are broadly comparable with transformation in other Western Mediterranean regions between Rome and the early medieval period. The ‘barbarian’ monarchies of the Western Europe were the sole expression on the political continuity of Rome following the deposition of Romulus Augustulus in 476 The goal in this presentation is to explain the impact and original strategies in urbanism, townscapes and territorial organisaton of Visigoths in the Iberian Peninsula, with particular attention to the new Visigothic Capital settled in Toledo.


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