Chronicle of the Kings of the Visigoths: From Alaric to the Moorish Conquest (395-737 A.d.)

Author: Donalson, Malcolm Drew
Year:2014
Pages:148
ISBN:0-7734-3533-6
978-0-7734-3533-9
Price:159.95
A crucial and historically indispensable “who’s who” of Visigothic monarchs, this book will provide students, teachers, and researchers alike with essential references and important insights into the culture and history of the Visigoths with concise biographical entries that fill the gap in previous contributions on the subject.

Reviews

“Among the Visigothic kings discussed in this book we also find men devoted to theology, hagiography, law, astronomy, and poetry. Although the Visigoths tended towards the heretical Arian sect, many were devoted to their faith and sought to promote genuine reform in the Church…as Donalson aptly shows, the Visigothic kings were capable of seemingly opposite tendencies; the same men who could be ruthless in acquiring and maintaining power, could show great appreciation for culture…a truly fascinating work.”
-Professor Scot Goins,
McNeese State University


“Donaldson’s chronicle opens a corridor into Roman history that is seldom illuminated…his latest study explores the centuries that make up the annals of the Visigoths in Spain…his focus is on the five great leaders of the successive reigns.”
-Professor Paul Berry,
Roman Historian

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Kings of the Visigoths
Appendix
Select bibliography
Index