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By Walter Goffart | Comments: ( 461 ) | Date: ( Jan 23, 2020 )

In this substantial work Walter Goffart treats the four writers who provide the principal narrative sources for our early knowledge of the Ostrogoths, Franks, Anglo Saxons, and Lombards Jordanes, Gregory of Tours, Bede, and Paul the Deacon The University of Notre Dame Press is pleased to make this book available for the first time in paperback The title Narrators ofIn this substantial work Walter Goffart treats the four writers who provide the principal narrative sources for our early knowledge of the Ostrogoths, Franks, Anglo Saxons, and Lombards Jordanes, Gregory of Tours, Bede, and Paul the Deacon The University of Notre Dame Press is pleased to make this book available for the first time in paperback The title Narrators of Barbarian History speaks to a modern audience in the terms with which it is familiar, but it should not be understood to mean that the authors in question wrote a type of history sharply contrasting in subject to that practiced in earlier centuries That Jordanes and his peers were concerned with Goths and other barbarians, though not an incidental detail, is not the main reason for studying them The Constantinopolitan perspective of Jordanes overshadows his Gothic theme Gregory of Tours was primarily concerned with current events rather than with the Franks, and he was intent on portraying the depravity of all men rather than of a subgroup among them Bede was Northumbrian rather than English and cared about the Christian face of his compatriots than about their ethnic peculiarities Paul waited so long to write about his fellow Lombards, applying his pen to other subjects, that he left their history unfinished Our four authors are less compelling for occasionally addressing themselves to the peoples whom we call Germanic barbarians than they are for being the leading practitioners of narrative history in Latin within the two hundred fifty years that separate Justinian, for whom Jordanes may have worked, from Charlemagne, at whose court Paul the Deacon briefly sojourned from the original introduction


  • Title: The Narrators of Barbarian History (A.D. 550-800): Jordanes, Gregory of Tours, Bede, and Paul the Deacon
  • Author: Walter Goffart
  • ISBN: 9780268029678
  • Page: 394
  • Format: Paperback

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Comments The Narrators of Barbarian History (A.D. 550-800): Jordanes, Gregory of Tours, Bede, and Paul the Deacon

  • Robert

    Goffart makes the entirely sensible point that the histories of Jordanes, Gregory of Tours, Bede and Paul the Deacon were not written to be our sole sources of early histories of Germanic peoples (Goths, Franks, Angle-Saxons and Langobards, respectively) but had precise socio-political target audiences and occasions to which the authors bent their materials.Which sounds like "duh!", once you read it, but for anyone like myself, who has slaved over making sense of Gregory, comes like a blinding I [...]


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