The Goths: A Captivating Guide to the Visigoths and Ostrogoths Who Sacked Rome and Played an Essential Role in the Fall of the Western Roman Empire
The Goths: A Captivating Guide to the Visigoths and Ostrogoths Who Sacked Rome and Played an Essential Role in the Fall of the Western Roman Empire4,25 8 5 Höfundur: Captivating History Lesari: Randy Whitlow
When J. R. R. Tolkien was writing his best-known work, The Lord of the Rings, between 1937 and 1949, he drew inspiration from various sources, with the largest well of inspiration being European folklore. However, according to some sources, he would also use real-life historical figures and base his characters on them. Take Théoden, for example. Théoden was an aging king of Rohan who, after Gandalf the wizard helped him strip the yoke of Grima Wormtongue, rode into battle and died being crushed by his horse
The men picked him up and carried him into battle nonetheless, singing praises to him and shedding tears. Scholars claim that Tolkien based Théoden on a real-life king who also died by being trampled by his troops’ horses but who was known for his bravery and who dealt a mighty defeat to a superior foe in the process.
That king was Theodoric I, the battle was at the Catalaunian Plains, and the king himself was a Goth.
In The Goths: A Captivating Guide to the Visigoths and Ostrogoths Who Sacked Rome and Played an Essential Role in the Fall of the Western Roman Empire, you will discover topics such as
-Who Were the Goths? Names, Origins, and Early Settlements
-History of the Goths: Relations with Romans, Gothic Kingdoms
-Ostrogothic and Visigothic Rulers
-The Culture of Goths: Religion, Customs, Social Hierarchy
-Everyday Life of Goths: Jobs and Division of Labor, Housing and Architecture, Art, Written Works
And much, much more!
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