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Assessing visigoth latinity in the late sixth century: The contribution of Reccared's letter to Gregory I

Bishop, Christopher


In the final years of the sixth century, the Gothic chieftain, Reccared, wrote a letter to Pope Gregory the Great-a letter that offers a unique insight into that generation of Visigoths who abandoned their native tongue, embraced Catholicism, and established the kingdom of Spain. The letter demonstrates that Reccared was reasonably fluent in Latin, although commentators have, for some centuries now, felt compelled to point out just how many mistakes the warlord made and how egregious these...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of the Australian Early Medieval Association


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