Visigothic Spain (418-711 AD)
A) Foederati (Barbarians who are given territory to rule and defend)
- Given Territory
- Given tax revenue
- Responsible for defense
- AKA ‘JUST TAKE IT’
B) Came from Scythia, Romans confused with Scadea/Thule too.
C) First Barbarian Kingdom
- Request to settle around Adrianople. Given permission, settled in refugee camps though.
- Major revolt. Eep. Romans lost, Emperor killed.
Alaric the Visigoth
- Negotiated a better deal for his people. Give him Roman title or else.
- 410- Rome is sacked because Honorius would not give him a title. Pillaged and stole shit.
-Kay fine. Take some territory. GAWD. (Spain/France)
A) Visigoths converted to Arian Christians. (So Heretics. So keep making themselves even more undesirable)
- Nicene/Chalcedonian councils created a hate/borderline tolerant relationship with Arian heretics.
Roman Law vs. Barbarian Law
Court/Layers vs. King/oath helpers (iz)
Jury vs. Legally defined fine (wergeld)
Judge imposes fire vs. “Evidence loses significance” and “Let god decide!” (Eventual ‘Ordeal’)
B) Authority vs. Nature (West vs. East)
- Pricillianist (Heresay); Form of Christianity, Dualistic.
-Strong impact on West. Influences Catholicism.
- Good- God (Spirit) versus Evil- Satan (Flesh)
-Fasting, making body uncomfortable, embracing chastity. Other super fun things.
- For West = Arians and Pricillian problem (Caaaaaaatholics)
*Third Council of Toledo (589)* Visigothic Spain
- Meeting with Visigothic Bishops in kingdom summoned by king to declare all people living in Visigoth Kingdom as Chalcedonian.
WHY: Creed test bitches! In church service. “And the Son” procession of the holy spirit becomes a thing.
- Different practice exclusive to the West.
- Represents strong top-down approach of Christianity and it’s spread in the West. Precursor to a forming hierarchy.