Monday, November 29, 2004

Italy, The Ostrogothic kingdom

Odoacer was conquered and killed by Theoderic, king of the Ostrogoths (489 - 526). The decades of the Ostrogothic kingdom in Italy (489 - 552) can be seen as the first true period of Germanic rule in the peninsula, for an entire tribe of 100,000 to 200,000 people came with Theoderic. Still, the Ostrogothic kingdom continued to operate inside a largely Roman political system. Like Odoacer, Theoderic courted

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