The Resource Amalasuintha : the transformation of queenship in the post-Roman world, Massimiliano Vitiello

Amalasuintha : the transformation of queenship in the post-Roman world, Massimiliano Vitiello

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Amalasuintha : the transformation of queenship in the post-Roman world
Title
Amalasuintha
Title remainder
the transformation of queenship in the post-Roman world
Statement of responsibility
Massimiliano Vitiello
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
In this book, Massimiliano Vitiello situates the life and career of the Ostrogothic queen Amalasuintha (c. 494/5-535), daughter of Theoderic the Great, in the context of the transitional time, after the fall of Rome, during which new dynastic regimes were experimenting with various forms of political legitimation. A member of the Gothic elite raised in the Romanized palace of Ravenna, Amalasuintha married her father's chosen successor and was set to become a traditional Gothic queen-a helpmate and advisor to her husband, the Visigothic prince Eutharic-with no formal political role of her own. But her early widowhood and the subsequent death of her father threw her into a position unprecedented in the Gothic world: a regent mother who assumed control of the government.0During her regency, Amalasuintha clashed with a conservative Gothic aristocracy who resisted her leadership, garnered support among her Roman and pro-Roman subjects, defended Italy from the ambitions of other kings, and negotiated the expansionistic designs of Justinian and Theodora. When her son died unexpectedly at a young age, she undertook her most dangerous political enterprise: forming an unmarried coregency with her cousin, Theodahad, whom she raised to the throne. His final betrayal would cost Amalasuintha her rule and her life.0Vitiello argues that Amalasuintha's story reveals a key phase in the transformation of queenship in late antiquity and the early Middle Ages, a time in which royal women slowly began exercising political power. Assessing the ancient sources for Amalasuintha's biography, Cassiodorus, Procopius, Gregory of Tours, and Jordanes, Vitiello demonstrates the ways in which her life and public image show the influence of late Roman and Byzantine imperial models on the formation of female political power in the post-Roman world
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
PU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vitiello, Massimiliano
Dewey number
  • 945/.01092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
DG508
LC item number
.V57 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Amalasuntha
  • Amalasuntha
  • Ostrogoths
  • Queens
  • Ostrogoths
  • Queens
  • Italy
Label
Amalasuintha : the transformation of queenship in the post-Roman world, Massimiliano Vitiello
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9780812249477
Lccn
2017005982
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other physical details
illustrations, map, genealogical table
System control number
  • (OCoLC)972093405
  • (OCoLC)ocn972093405
Label
Amalasuintha : the transformation of queenship in the post-Roman world, Massimiliano Vitiello
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9780812249477
Lccn
2017005982
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other physical details
illustrations, map, genealogical table
System control number
  • (OCoLC)972093405
  • (OCoLC)ocn972093405

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