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The legacy of the Visigoths

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Marta D

on 12 December 2016

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The Visigoths
This goal was not achieve until years later, but the Visigoths reminded living in the Roman province.

There was a peaceful coexistence between the Visigoths and Hispano-Romans.

Each one had their own governors, laws and religious.

The fall of the roman empire was in 476. Since then, the Visigoths expanded and got more power in Hispania.

For many historians, the Visigoths are viewed as nation builders because they were the first to create a united and independent kingdom in the Iberian Peninsula.

The Visigoths
In 409, Spain was a province of Rome. Their internal problems made other germanic tribes like Suebis Alanis and vandals, invaded some territories from Spain.

In 416, Rome contracted as allies the Visigoths to fight against the Germanic invaders in order to reimpose Roman authority in the Spanish province in exchange of some territories.

This was the feudal system they let us. Feudalism is a social and political system in which people worked and fought for nobles who gave them protection and the use of land in return.
BY: Marta Domínguez
Sira Fernandez
Jimena García

The Asturian flag has a Visigothic cross.
How they did it?
The king Leovigildo expelled

The king Suintila expelled Byzantine
Territorial unit
Religious unit
In 589, the king Reccared converted the Visigoths to Catholicism and declared the country officially Catholic.
Legal unit
The king Leovigil eliminated the law that prohibited marriages between the Visigoths and Hispano-Romans

in 654 the king Recesvinto made " the Liber Iudiciorum", a group of laws to try the same way Visigoths and hispan-romanos
Their most obvious effect was the depopulation of cities as people moved to the countryside where a kind of feudal system was in place.
The Visigoths adapted to the culture and to the vulgar Latin used in Spain; but they left us many words of its language, like for example: parra, ropa, ganso, aspa, guardia, espía, tapa, brotar…
They also left us the suffix -engo: abolengo, realengo…
All the names and surnames ended in -ez: Dominguez, Hernandez, Fernandez…

The origin of many names/surnames come from Visigothic names:
Adalberto: Alberto
Alberico: Álvaro
Aldmann: Amanda
Frithinanhs: The name Fernando and its variants come from FERDINANDUS, Latinized form of the visigothic name. Origin of Fernando, Fernan, Hernan, Hernando, Fernandez, Hernandez.

Horseshoe arch
Around the VII century after Christ, we can affirm that the horseshoe arch converts into the identity sing of the Visigoth art. During this period Islam gets in love with the horseshoe arch.
The most representative monument of the Visigoth art is the wonderful church of San Juan de Baños.

Simply looking at the principal entrance, one senses how wrong is everyone when they associate the horseshoe arch with the Islamic culture. ¿Don’t you think?
The Visigoths also left us their goldsmith constructions and artworks.
Gundulf, (2012), La saga de Gundulf el godo, recovered from the page: http://www.gundulfsaga.com/etimologia-de-nombres-godos-y-germanicos/, 15-10-2016.

Origenes y evoluciones del castellano, recovered from the page:
http://roble.pntic.mec.es/msanto1/lengua/1origen.htm, 15-10-2016

Carrera, J. (2013), El arco de herradura; su historia, recovered from the page:
http://sombrasdetinta.blogspot.com.es/2013/06/el-arco-de-herradura-i-su-historia.html, 15-10-2016

Julian McDaniel. Slide player (2016). Recovered from the page http://slideplayer.com/slide/8427961/ (15-10 -2016).

Spanish fiestas. (2015) Recovered from the page http://www.spanish-fiestas.com/history/visigoths/ (15-10-2016).

A contribution was the elective monarchy creating titles such as king, noble…
We have an example of adaptation for posterity.
The horseshoe arch and the goldsmith constructions
The system of elective monarchy
Many words and names
Feudal system
The Visigoths were in Spain for a little time but as you can see they left many things.
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