Date Thesis Awarded
Honors Thesis -- Open Access
Bachelors of Arts (BA)
This paper uses a comparison of the laws of the Visigothic Code to the events of the sixth century to investigate the continuity that the concepts surrounding the Visigothic monarchy, such as negotiated sovereignty and religious and ethnic identities, provided within the Visigothic kingdom in Spain. It first establishes the theoretical framework for the monarchy found in the law before exploring how these ideas influenced and were in turn affected by the events of the sixth century. It moves through the century starting with King Theodoric the Great and the Ostrogoth influence and ends with the kings Liuvigild and Recarred drawing connections between these kings and others throughout the century using the concepts from the law.
Meinel, Cade, "Thinking through the Monarchy in Sixth-Century Visigothic Spain" (2016). Undergraduate Honors Theses. William & Mary. Paper 981.
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