Aristocrats and Statehood in Western Iberia, 300-600 C.E.

Aristocrats and Statehood in Western Iberia, 300-600 C.E. combines archaeological and literary sources to reconstruct the history of late antique Iberian aristocracies, facilitating the study of a social class that has proved elusive when approached through the lens of a single type of evidence.

Aristocrats and Statehood in Western Iberia, 300-600 C.E.

Damián Fernández

2017 | 328 pages | Cloth $65.00
Classics | Archaeology | History
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Table of Contents

Introduction. An Invisible Class in a Silent Land

PART I. WESTERN IBERIAN ARISTOCRACIES IN THE LATE ROMAN EMPIRE
Chapter 1. In the Shadow of Empire: Settlement and Society in the Late Roman Period
Chapter 2. An Unprovincial Aristocracy: Aristocratic Identity in a Renewed Empire
Chapter 3. Economic Strategies in a Renewed Empire: Aristocratic Economic Units in the Late Roman Period

PART II. WESTERN IBERIAN ARISTOCRACIES IN THE POST-ROMAN WORLD
Chapter 4. Adapting to a New World: Post-Roman Settlement in Western Iberia
Chapter 5. Crafting Fragmented Statehood: Aristocratic Identity in the Post-Roman World
Chapter 6. Preserving Wealth in a Changing World: Post-Roman Aristocratic Economic Strategies

Conclusion

List of Abbreviations
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Acknowledgments