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History and the Historians of Medieval Spain$
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Peter Linehan

Print publication date: 1993

Print ISBN-13: 9780198219453

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198219453.001.0001

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History and the Historians, III

History and the Historians, III

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History and the Historians of Medieval Spain
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Peter Linehan

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198219453.003.0012

Regarding the authentic history of Oppas, modern scholars have vindicated D. Rodrigo. They have, however, not commented on his presentation of the cardinal event of the reign of Wamba, the reign which for him was the high point of the entire 7th century. Wamba's eight-year reign occupies almost twice as much space in De rebus Hispanie as those of all his predecessors since Reccared put together; and rightly so in view of what Toledo owed Wamba. In the words of the Mozarabic, Wamba had completely renovated the city ‘mire et eleganti labore’.

Keywords:   reign of Wamba, Toledo, D. Rodrigo, anointing, episcopal programme

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