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Re-evaluating the Iberian northwest in late antiquity

  title={Re-evaluating the Iberian northwest in late antiquity},
  author={Robert Portass},
In late antiquity, Iberia offers us a patchwork of sub-regional variations, some areas hinting towards strong continuities, with others seemingly succumbing to relatively quick and thorough urban breakdown. The northwestern province of Gallaecia, isolated and distant from the Mediterranean heartlands of empire, seems at first sight to present us with a case-study which immediately raises “catastrophist” suspicions, especially in the light of Hydatius’ agonizing account of the end of direct… 
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