Visigothic


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Vis·i·goth

 (vĭz′ĭ-gŏth′)
n.
A member of the western Goths that invaded the Roman Empire in the fourth century ad and settled in France and Spain, establishing a monarchy that lasted until the early eighth century.

[Late Latin Visigothī, the Visigoths; see wes-pero- in Indo-European roots.]

Vis′i·goth′ic adj.
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Visigothic

[ˌvɪzɪˈgɒθɪk] ADJvisigodo, visigótico
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It says that for two and a half centuries, from the (http://www.themiddleages.net/visigoths.html) Visigothic period until the early Islamic period in the mid-9th century, the city was the center of production and consumption.
Using insights from anthropology, Pick argues that even though the indigenous Northern Iberian tradition of matrilineal succession was eventually abandoned, the Visigothic inheritance laws, which gave daughters and sons the same rights to inherit their parents' property, influenced the royal women's position in medieval Spain.
There's a legend about Tariq Ibn Ziyad, a Muslim commander who led the Islamic Umayyad conquest of Visigothic Hispania in 711-718 A.D.
Still, such a historiographical interest had been absent from Christian Iberia since the eighth century, when the Chronica byzantia-arabica and Chronicle of 754 connected Iberian history to a larger Mediterranean frame, by describing events concomitantly happening in Byzantium, the Islamic world, and the Visigothic Iberian Peninsula.
Under the religious zeal of the Roman Catholic Church the Moors were considered infidels, the enemy that in Hispania threatened the revival of Visigothic legitimacy (Nogueira, 2001); these dark-skinned infidels were portrayed as the embodiment of the devil and their enslavement justified precisely by associating them with everything negative.
711: Umayyad Muslims under the command of Tariq ibn Ziyad invaded Visigothic Hispania.
The coming of the Muslims destroyed the balance between the Visigothic Spain and the Frankish Gaul and put under severe pressure the border region between the two, Aquitaine.
MUSIC The Spooky Men's Chorale Renowned for a combination of Visigothic bravado, absurdist humour and eye-moistening tenderness, the Australian man choir, in middle age, are more masters of their territory than ever before, with five criticallyacclaimed albums under their belt.