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The Resource Theodahad : a Platonic king at the collapse of Ostrogothic Italy, Massimiliano Vitiello

Theodahad : a Platonic king at the collapse of Ostrogothic Italy, Massimiliano Vitiello

Label
Theodahad : a Platonic king at the collapse of Ostrogothic Italy
Title
Theodahad
Title remainder
a Platonic king at the collapse of Ostrogothic Italy
Statement of responsibility
Massimiliano Vitiello
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vitiello, Massimiliano
Index
index present
LC call number
DG508.5
LC item number
.V58 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Theodahad
  • Ostrogoths
  • Ostrogoths
  • Italy
  • Italy
Label
Theodahad : a Platonic king at the collapse of Ostrogothic Italy, Massimiliano Vitiello
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-322) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.Towards a Biography of Theodahad -- 2.Theodahad between Procopius of Caesarea and Cassiodorus -- ch. One Theodahad the Man -- 1.Theodahad's Childhood and Early Education -- 2.Theodahad, the Education of the Gothic Youth and the Amal Family -- 3.Philosophy in the Education of Theodahad -- 4.Theodahad's Platonism and His Disinterest in War -- 5.Theodahad, Landowner of Etruria -- 6.An Anxious, Fearful, and Hesitant King -- ch. Two Theodahad the Noble -- 1.The Influence of Teachers from the Roman Schools on the Gothic Court -- 2.Theodahad and the Women of the Amal Family -- 3.Theoderic and Theodahad: Between the Roman and Gothic Worlds -- a.Theoderic and Roman Culture -- b.Theoderic and Royalty -- 4.Theodahad as Successor of Theoderic? -- 5.Theodahad and Theoderic: An Animosity Badly Hidden or Deliberately Flaunted? -- ch. Three Theodahad the Co-Regent -- 1.Athalaric's Death and Theodahad's Call to the Throne -- 2.The Co-Regency -- 3.The Path to Legitimation -- 4.A "Gothic philosopher" Is Introduced to the Kingdom -- 5.The Building of Consent -- 6.The Philosopher-King and the Representation of His Co-Regent -- 7.Theodahad, Boethius's Friends, and the Anician Family -- a.A Family Drama -- b.Two "Friends" of Boethius: Maximianus and Patricius -- c.Maximus: A Marriage to Save the Kingdom? -- ch. Four Theodahad the King -- 1.Ingratitude, Conspiracy, or Diplomatic Incident? -- 2.Theodahad, Justinian, and Theodora -- 3.Theodahad and Rome -- 4.Theodahad's Diplomatic Policy: The Embassies -- 5.Pope Agapetus's Embassy to Constantinople -- 6.Theodahad's "Adventus" and Sojourn in Rome -- 7.Theodahad and Religion -- 8.Theodahad between the Two Italies: The Body Politic Dismembered -- 9.Theodahad in War: Diplomatic Operations and Attempted Alliances -- a.The Desertion of His Son-in-Law -- b.Military Operations Conducted at a Distance -- c.Unsuccessful Attempts to Form Alliances -- d.Despair and the End of Hope -- ch. Five Theodahad, the End -- 1.Theodahad's Fall and Witiges's Coup -- 2.Legalize the Succession or Repair the Damages? Witiges and Justinian -- 3.The End of Rome's Liberty
Control code
ocn876685810
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 333 pages
Isbn
9781442647831
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2014397428
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)876685810
Label
Theodahad : a Platonic king at the collapse of Ostrogothic Italy, Massimiliano Vitiello
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-322) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.Towards a Biography of Theodahad -- 2.Theodahad between Procopius of Caesarea and Cassiodorus -- ch. One Theodahad the Man -- 1.Theodahad's Childhood and Early Education -- 2.Theodahad, the Education of the Gothic Youth and the Amal Family -- 3.Philosophy in the Education of Theodahad -- 4.Theodahad's Platonism and His Disinterest in War -- 5.Theodahad, Landowner of Etruria -- 6.An Anxious, Fearful, and Hesitant King -- ch. Two Theodahad the Noble -- 1.The Influence of Teachers from the Roman Schools on the Gothic Court -- 2.Theodahad and the Women of the Amal Family -- 3.Theoderic and Theodahad: Between the Roman and Gothic Worlds -- a.Theoderic and Roman Culture -- b.Theoderic and Royalty -- 4.Theodahad as Successor of Theoderic? -- 5.Theodahad and Theoderic: An Animosity Badly Hidden or Deliberately Flaunted? -- ch. Three Theodahad the Co-Regent -- 1.Athalaric's Death and Theodahad's Call to the Throne -- 2.The Co-Regency -- 3.The Path to Legitimation -- 4.A "Gothic philosopher" Is Introduced to the Kingdom -- 5.The Building of Consent -- 6.The Philosopher-King and the Representation of His Co-Regent -- 7.Theodahad, Boethius's Friends, and the Anician Family -- a.A Family Drama -- b.Two "Friends" of Boethius: Maximianus and Patricius -- c.Maximus: A Marriage to Save the Kingdom? -- ch. Four Theodahad the King -- 1.Ingratitude, Conspiracy, or Diplomatic Incident? -- 2.Theodahad, Justinian, and Theodora -- 3.Theodahad and Rome -- 4.Theodahad's Diplomatic Policy: The Embassies -- 5.Pope Agapetus's Embassy to Constantinople -- 6.Theodahad's "Adventus" and Sojourn in Rome -- 7.Theodahad and Religion -- 8.Theodahad between the Two Italies: The Body Politic Dismembered -- 9.Theodahad in War: Diplomatic Operations and Attempted Alliances -- a.The Desertion of His Son-in-Law -- b.Military Operations Conducted at a Distance -- c.Unsuccessful Attempts to Form Alliances -- d.Despair and the End of Hope -- ch. Five Theodahad, the End -- 1.Theodahad's Fall and Witiges's Coup -- 2.Legalize the Succession or Repair the Damages? Witiges and Justinian -- 3.The End of Rome's Liberty
Control code
ocn876685810
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 333 pages
Isbn
9781442647831
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2014397428
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)876685810

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