Posted by: janecronin | January 5, 2020

A bit about the Visigoths from A Portrait of Spain course


Los visigodos era un pueblo cristianizado a quien se le permitía establecerse en la península a cambio de ayuda militar contra los otros invasores bárbaros. Al principio, su número era pequeño, pero después de la caída de Roma en 476 dC y la desintegración del Imperio Romano occidental, los visigodos tomaron el control político y militar de la región central de forma gradual. Los visigodos tenían una cultura romanizada que proporcionaba de alguna manera la continuidad social al tiempo que perdían los vínculos comerciales y culturales con el mundo exterior.

The Visigoths were a Christianised people who were allowed to settle in the peninsula in exchange for military help against other barbarian invaders.  At first their numbers were small, but after the fall of Rome in 476 AD and the disintegration of the Western Roman Empire, the Visigoths gradually took political and military control of the central region.  The Visigoths had a Romanised culture and provided a kind of social continuity while losing their trading and cultural links with the outside world.

 


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