Writing the Barbarian Past examines the presentation of the
non-Roman, pre-Christian past in Latin and vernacular historical
narratives composed between c.550 and c.1000: the Gothic histories
of Jordanes and Isidore of Seville, the Fredegar chronicle, the
Liber Historiae Francorum, Paul the Deacon's Historia
Langobardorum, Waltharius, and Beowulf; it also
examines the evidence for an oral vernacular tradition of
historical narrative in this period. In... more...