Moving in a clear chronological fashion, Barton focuses on these interfaith sexual relations in the wake of the Muslim conquest of Visigothic Spain
until the demise of Islamic hegemony in the 1030s.
The crozier came in Visigothic Spain
in the 7th century and in Gaul in the 8th.
Chapter Two surveys the use of peace in the political vocabularies of the barbarian rulers of Vandal North Africa, Gibichung Burgundy, Ostrogothic Italy, Visigothic Spain
, and Merovingian Francia, with a digression on the notions of peace found in the works of Pope Gregory the Great.
Many hymns are imports from earlier hymnaries, some others were produced in Visigothic Spain
, and many others composed under Muslim occupation.
Among the best English language studies on Visigoth Spain, Roger Collinses Visigothic Spain
, 409-711 (Oxford: Blaekwell, 2004) exemplifies the tendency of English scholarship to downplay Visigoth culture and overlook making a favorable comparison with contemporary Arabs.
From Visigothic Spain
, ruled by Catholic kings from the late 580s, comes an exceptional insight into the status and schooling of liturgical singers.
His vision is panoramic; from Visigothic Spain
to the Sasanian Empire, moving in and out from "churched" and "unchurched" Christianities, from urban episcopal "nerve centres" to rural "de-Christianized" regions, in a sweeping and evocative narrative.
This atrocity ostensibly paved the way for the Berber invasion and the fall of Visigothic Spain
Chapter One, covering late antiquity through the early Middle Ages, compares the fare of Jews in 5th-century Minorca, Gregory of Tour's account of Merovingian Gaul, Gregory the Great's impressions of Italy at the turn of the 7th century, and the legislation of Visigothic Spain
Luna criticizes Rodrigo's reign, and by extension all of Visigothic Spain
, by rewriting and recontextualizing the legendary king in such a way as to reshape Spain's Islamic legacy.