Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-26-2016

Abstract

This paper aims to contribute to the broader discussion of strategies of identification and of Romanness by exploring the changing meaning of Roman, barbarian, and Frankish identity in the writings of Venantius Fortunatus. A close examination of the cultural, ethnic and political nuances of these terms in Fortunatus's works highlights the ways he used the resources available to him within his social context to promote Roman identity as still prestigious and as compatible with a barbarian‐ruled society.

Comments

©2016John Wiley & Sons Ltd

Publication Title

Early Medieval Europe

DOI

10.1111/emed.12153

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