History of the Lombards

History of the Lombards

Paul the Deacon / Oct 21, 2019

History of the Lombards History of the Lombards by Paul the Deacon c c is among the most important and oldest accounts of the Germanic nation The book preserves many ancient myths and popular traditions and draws

  • Title: History of the Lombards
  • Author: Paul the Deacon
  • ISBN: 9780812210798
  • Page: 404
  • Format: Paperback
  • History of the Lombards, by Paul the Deacon c 720 c 799 , is among the most important and oldest accounts of the Germanic nation The book preserves many ancient myths and popular traditions and draws from sources that are now lost The history traces the changing fortunes of the Lombards, the last of the migratory Germanic peoples to enter the western part of the old RHistory of the Lombards, by Paul the Deacon c 720 c 799 , is among the most important and oldest accounts of the Germanic nation The book preserves many ancient myths and popular traditions and draws from sources that are now lost The history traces the changing fortunes of the Lombards, the last of the migratory Germanic peoples to enter the western part of the old Roman Empire, from their first appearance in the West in the sixth century to the middle of the eighth century The popularity of Paul the Deacon s book has endured over the centuries and, although there have been numerous translations and editions, this remains the only one in English.

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    1. Splendida opera che ci restituisce in tutta la sua freschezza e originalità una delle radici storiche della nostra nazione, una parentela spesso negletta, se non rifiutata, con un popolo considerato barbaro e sanguinario. La mia terra, la Vallesina, è stata segnata dalla presenza longobarda e la sua toponomastica conserva ancora oggi molti termini longobardi. Da leggere, soprattutto nella stesura originaria, un latino comprensibilissimo. Molto bella e interessante l'introduzione di Bruno Luise [...]


    2. You might be thinking: well, why should I read a dull old history book by an 8th century cleric?My answer would come from a mythological view. Those of you like me who love Germanic mythology probably know about the Eddas and sagas of Iceland. Then there is Snorri Sturluson's History of the Kings of Norway. Although called a history, there is much legendary material here. If that does not satisfy you, then there is Saxo's History of the Danes books 1-9. This is another book filled with wonderful [...]


    3. Può un libro di storia del VIII secolo scritto nell’VIII secolo essere considerato opera letteraria da leggere?Oh sì!Oh sì!Oh sì!La Historia Langobardorum di Paolo Diacono, oltre a essere il testo più completo che riporti la storia dei Longobardi dalle origini nel mito al regno di Liutprando, oltre a presentare interessanti digressioni geografiche, etniche e storiche che aiutano il lettore di ogni epoca a collocare nel giusto spazio temporale, geografico e politico gli eventi, è sicurame [...]


    4. De geschiedenis van de Germaanse stam der Langobarden, vanaf hun mythische begin in Zweden, via hun trek naar het zuiden, hun tijdelijke vestiging in Pannonië (Hongarije), hun inval in Italië en hun verovering van een groot deel ervan.Paulus' verhaal wordt gelardeerd met mooie verhalen, legenden, daden van heiligen, wonderen, religieuze twisten, natuurrampen, epidemieën en berichten van wat er ondertussen gaande was in Frankenland en in het Oost-Romeinse rijk. Een groot deel speelt zich af op [...]


    5. It became more meaty as I read on and touched on various things like the Saxon kings visiting Rome before dying, Gregory the Great's taking over the leadership of the Romans in Italy and beginning the pope's independence of the empire, that empire's weakening, Arabs at the gates of Constantinople itself and going on to Bulgaria, the fall to them of Carthage, Sardinia, Corsica, Spain, culminating in the encroachments into Gaul where Charles Martel trounces them with the backup of Liutprand, the g [...]


    6. Era una lettura che mi riproponevo da un pezzo.Questo volume è servito a ricordarmi quanto mi interessasse la storia dell'alto medioevo, e quanto non mi piacesse il latino. Inoltre lo trovo un esercizio utile per avvicinarsi allo studio dell'annalistica medioevale, in genere ben più noiosa.La parte veramente interessante è il primo libro, con l'origine storico/mitica dei Longobardi come se la raccontavano loro, per quel poco che se ne ricordavano alla fine del periodo del loro dominio.In fin [...]


    7. Primary sources can be fun or they can be a real drag. This one is the former. I loved his style or writing. It does get a tad hard to keep track of everyone but give it a shot if you want to learn about the Lombard's and their kingdom.


    8. Unlike other vaguely contemporary works (Gregory of Tours & Asser), I found this dreadfully dry reading. I'm sure it's an absolute treasure as a historical artifact, but as reading material I found it lacking


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