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Origen Y Gestas De Los Godos

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Origen y gestas de los godos constituye el primer intento conocido de crear una historia nacional de un pueblo europeo elaborado de modo consciente. El cambio operado en la obra de Jordanes con respecto a la historiografia romana tradicional es notable. Es la primera vez que Roma y su Imperio no ocupan el papel protagonista y el eje de los acontecimientos, sino que se conv ...more
Paperback, Letras Universales #318, 272 pages
Published January 28th 2004 by Ediciones Catedra S.A. (first published 551)
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Josiah
Jan 16, 2014 Josiah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I feel lucky to have read this. I'm going to translate it back into Gothic this year.
John Yelverton
Sep 12, 2013 John Yelverton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A pretty fascinating read about a rather ignored section of ancient history. A bit compact, but still well worth your time.
Greg Deane
Jordanes (or Iordanes/Jornandes) in or shortly after 551 AD,[3] claims to be a summary of a voluminous account by Cassiodorus of the origin and history of the Gothic people, which is now lost, but which he says he only had in his possession for three days. So the extent to which Jordanes actually used the work of Cassiodorus is unknown. It is significant as the only remaining contemporaneous resource that gives the full story of the origin and history of the Goths, but it is very sketchy and no ...more
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i.e., Jordanes' "Origins and Deeds of the Goths," translated by Charles Christopher Mierow. It has been noted that Mierow's grasp of the Gothic language (unlike his grasp of Latin) is quite poor. However, it is otherwise a good commentary on, and translation of, Jordanes' important history.
Ishabelle Torry
Oct 11, 2015 Ishabelle Torry rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As a primary historical source, this is an awesome book to garner a look at an era that is often ignored and confusing.
Emmanuel Wallart
C'est une histoire un peu farfelue des goths. Mais c'est la seule source existante alors...
Yann
Première mention des finnois dans un texte de l'antiquité que je rencontre
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Jordanes- also referred as Jordanis or Jornandes- was a 6th century Roman bureaucrat, notarius or secretary to Gunthigis Baza, a magister militum.

Of Alan origins, his grandfather Paria is believed to have been secretary to Candac, a leader of the Alans.
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