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A member of the western Goths that invaded the Roman Empire in the fourth century ad and settled in France and Spain, establishing a monarchy that lasted until the early eighth century.

[Late Latin Visigothī, the Visigoths; see wes-pero- in Indo-European roots.]

Vis′i·goth′ic adj.


[ˌvɪzɪˈgɒθɪk] ADJvisigodo, visigótico
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Paganism and pagan Survival in Spain up to the Fall of the Visigothic Kingdom.
Italy was itself contested territory, parts of which were ruled by Visigothic, Ostrogothic, Lombard, Frankish, Ottonian, or Byzantine overlords -- among others -- during the six centuries this study comprises.
The remaining seven essays include Luis Garcia Moreno's study of the widening definition of illegitimate violence in Visigothic legislation; T.
The sack of Rome by the Visigothic leader Alaric in AD 410 gave an opportunity for the Christians to turn the tables on the pagans yet again.
Principal wars: Visigothic invasion of Sicily (456); Civil Wars (456, 472).
67) Although its size is more compatible with that of an altar than a reliquary, its size seems designed to confirm the large number of relics, supposedly brought from Jerusalem to Toledo in the Visigothic era.
ABSTRACT: Visigothic Kingdom of Toledo undertook a policy directed to the religious uniformity, which will affect to the Hispanic Jews creating a whole polemicist literature anda tragic legal representation on the antijewish rules which were contained in Leges Visigothorum and Concilia.
Catalonia-Catalan Art and Architecture in Barcelona and the Pyrenees (Prospect, May 4th-10th, and November 16th-22nd, from 995 [pounds sterling]) includes visits to the Museum of Catalan Art in Barcelona, the Visigothic churches of Terrassa, Vic and Solsana and the Benedictine Monastery of Ripoll.
Before the thirteenth century, the only written maritime law that applied to Castile as a whole was a Visigothic law ordering that disputes between seafaring traders should be resolved by special judges called telonarii, probably seafaring merchants themselves.
The kings in the north were not Visigothic survivors but local tribal lords (there is not much dispute about this but the older version, standard since the high middle ages, is still pervasive) and the Reconquista was not seen as a movement to recover land which the Muslims had wrongfully wrested from the ancestors of the kings of Leon until over century after the reverse movement of Christians into Muslim dominated territory had begun.
Paganism and Pagan Survivals in Spain up to the Fall of the Visigothic Kingdom.