Faculty Publication - Theoderic and the Roman Imperial Restoration
Dr. Jonathan J. Arnold, Assistant Professor of Ancient and Medieval History at the University of Tulsa has just released his new publication. His research and publications offers a new interpretation of the fall of Rome and the "barbarian" successor state known as Ostrogothic Italy. Relying primarily on Italian textual and material evidence, Dr. Arnold demonstrates that the subjects of the Ostrogothic kingdom viewed it as a revived Roman Empire and its king, Theoderic, as its emperor. His research, however, challenges such views, placing the Theoderican epoch firmly within the continuum of Roman history.