The Battle of Vouillé, 507 CE. Where France Began by Ralph W. Mathisen, Danuta Shanzer

By Ralph W. Mathisen, Danuta Shanzer

This quantity highlights the heretofore principally missed conflict of Vouillè in 507 CE, whilst the Frankish King Clovis defeated Alaric II, the King of the Visigoths. Clovis´ victory proved a very important step within the expulsion of the Visigoths from Francia into Spain, thereby leaving Gaul principally to the Franks. It was once arguably within the wake of Vouillè that Gaul turned Francia, and that ""France began."" The editors have united a world staff of specialists on overdue Antiquity and the Merovingian Kingdoms to reexamine the conflict from a number of in addition to interdisciplinary views. The contributions tackle questions of army method, geographical place, archaeological footprint, political heritage, spiritual propaganda, outcomes (both in Francia and in Italy), and value. there's a robust specialise in the shut interpreting of basic source-material, either textual and fabric, secular and theological.

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In this regard, the evidence shows that both the Visigoths in 507 and Muslims in 732 fled. In both cases, 36 37 38 39 40 41 Philippe Contamine, War in the Middle Ages, trans. Michael Jones (Oxford, 1984), 237. , 219. , 228 – 29. , 17, 262. , 22, 24, 179 – 83. Guy Halsall, Warfare and Society in the Barbarian West, 450 – 900 (London/New York, 2003), 14, 194, regarding Poitiers. On this work see my review in American Historical Review 109 (2004): 959. VouillØ and the Decisive Battle Phenomenon in Late Antique Gaul 19 the field of battle was abandoned to the victorious Franks.

228 – 29. , 17, 262. , 22, 24, 179 – 83. Guy Halsall, Warfare and Society in the Barbarian West, 450 – 900 (London/New York, 2003), 14, 194, regarding Poitiers. On this work see my review in American Historical Review 109 (2004): 959. VouillØ and the Decisive Battle Phenomenon in Late Antique Gaul 19 the field of battle was abandoned to the victorious Franks. At Châlons, Attila withdrew his badly defeated army into his fortified encampment and refused to continue the battle. It is important to make clear, in this context, that further offensive action by the Romano-Visigothic army at Châlons would have required that it enjoy great superiority in numbers, i.

Hist. 38, is to be read in concert with the pathbreaking assessment of this chapter by McCormick, “Clovis at Tours,” 155 – 80. See also R. W. 395 – 407, who juxtaposes the imperial role of these titles with that of Clovis’s royal aspirations and leans toward the latter. I see no reason why it is necessary to pursue an either/or interpretation as contrasted to a both/and view of the situation. 61 Greg. Hist. 38, observes: ab ea die tamquam consul aut augustus est vocitatus (“from this day he was addressed like a consul or an augustus”).

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