Titolo: Theodahad: A Platonic King at the Collapse ...
Casa editrice: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Data di pubblicazione: 2014
Condizione libro: Used
This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: "Theodahad is a fascinating overview of the man and the political and cultural forces at work in his era. Vitiello provides a nuanced interpretation of the failure of Theodahad's diplomacy and the limitations of his character, as well as new perspectives on Justinian, Theodora, and the later Roman popes.". Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_usedgood_1442647833
Educated in Platonic philosophy rather than the military arts, the Ostrogothic king Theodahad was never meant to rule. His unexpected nomination as co-regent by his cousin Queen Amalasuintha plunged him into the intrigues of the Gothic court, and Theodahad soon conspired to assassinate the queen. But, once alone on the throne, his lack of political experience and military skill made him ineffective at best and dangerously incompetent at worst. Defeated by the Byzantine emperor Justinian, Theodahad was killed by his own subjects.
In Theodahad, Massimiliano Vitiello rigorously investigates the ancient sources in order to reconstruct the events of Theodahad?s life and the contours of sixth-century diplomacy and political intrigues. Painting a picture of an unlikely king whose reign helped spell the end of Ostrogothic Italy, Vitiello?s book not only illuminates Theodahad?s own life but also offers new insight into the sixth-century Mediterranean world.
Massimiliano Vitiello is an assistant professor in the Department of History at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
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