The Purposes of Cassiodorus' Variae ANDREW GILLETT The Variae of Cassiodorus is one of the most important sources for our knowledge of government in the late Roman Empire and its successor states in the west. A selection of the ...
This collection of essays deals with a broad range of issues within the study, past and present, of the early Middle Ages. Subjects include war, power, ethnicity, gender, Charlemagne and Carolingian history. The book is largely concerned with reading the sources, both medieval and modern, and interpreting their narrators.