He appears to have striven for the formation of a national unity, which Spain had never possessed since the fall of the Visigoth kingdom.
The word may have some connexion with a corruption of Visigoth, a suggestion to which the use in the Girard romance lends colour.
Having during his stay in Gaul defeated and concluded an alliance with Theodoric the Visigoth, at the beginning of 460 he crossed the Pyrenees for the purpose of joining the powerful fleet which he had collected at Carthagena.
Another saint of this name, surnamed "the Goth," suffered martyrdom at the hands of Athanaric the Visigoth in the reign of Valentinian, and he is commemorated on the 12th of April in the Roman Martyrology, on varying days from 12th to, 8th in the Greek Menologies.
He persuaded the fugitive Visigoth king Athanaric to enter his service, and enlisted 40,000 of his former enemies as foederati, providing them with settlements in various parts of the realm.
The cause is supposed to have been the pressure put upon them by the attacks of the Visigoth kings in Spain.
It began to appear as the name of part of Vasconia towards the end of the Visigoth epoch in Spain in the 7th century.
Sigebert had married Brunhilda, the daughter of a Visigoth king; she was beautiful and well educated, having been brought up in Spain, where Roman civilization still flourished.
(485507) at Vouill the shattered Visigoth power was preserved from destruction at the hands of the Frankish king Chivis (q.v.) by Theodoric, the Gothic king of Italy.
The great owners, whether nominally Visigoth or nominally Roman seniores or senatorescontinued to enjoy all the privileges and exemptions of the ordo senatorius in the last days of the empire.
On his death there was an obscure interregnum of five months, which ended by the election of Liuva (567572), the governor of Narbonne, the surviving remnant of the Visigoth power to the north of the Pyrenees.
The reigns of Leovigild and of his son Reccared are the greatest in the list of the Visigoth kingdom in Spain.
Intermarriages had not been uncommon between Frank and Visigoth, but they had rarely led to any other result than to subjct the Arian ladies who were sent from Spain, or the Catholic ladies who came from France, to blows and murder by their husbands and their husbands families.
With Roderic, whose tumultuous election was the work of Witizas enemies, the line of the Visigoth kings is considered to have ended.
The Visigoth kingdom presents an appearance of coherence which was very far from corresponding to the reality.
Then the great men, Visigoth and Roman, joined with the clergy, and the affairs of the kingdom were debated.
The Visigoth king was routed and disappears from authentic history.
That the lieutenants of the caliph at Damascus should take the place of the Visigoth kings, their dukes and counts seemed to many no loss and to a still greater number a gain.
The Spanish Roman and the Visigoth, so-called, of that epoch of poorness of spirit, accustomed as he was to compound with one master after another, saw nothing dishonourable in making such an arrangement.
In the north one great Visigoth family not only accepted Islam, but founded a dynasty, with its capital at Saragossa, which played a stirring part in the 8th and 9th centuries, the Beni-Casi, or Beni-Lope.
But, apart from this opening for foreign influence, the Christians were left to develop their order untouched by alien examples, and they developed from the Visigoth monarchy.
On the upper frcntier, which is now Aragon, the Visigoth Beni-Casi ruled, doing homage and paying tribute intermittently, supported by a loyal population of native Mahommedans, whose Christian or nominally Christian fathers had been their followers before the conquest.
Or Castilian translation of the seniores and senatores, potentiore~ and possessores of the Visigoth councils and code.
Leovigild,, 567586 The first Visigoth king who as sumed the diadem and purple, struck coins in his own name, and enforced recognition of his supremacy in all parts of Spain, except the south coast.
The first Visigoth king who was a Catholic.
The most obscure of the Visigoth Erw 68~68 kings.