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The Visigoths

THE VISIGOTHS

Under the Roman Empire, Hispania adopted Roman customs and laws. Its inhabitants spoke Latin. They became Christians.

About the year 400 the Roman Empire was weak, and for several years it had been attacked by Germanic Tribes (roman called them barbarians)

In 409 AD, the Vandals, Alans and Suevi invaded Hispania.

Later, the Visigoths established a kingdom on the Iberian peninsula and remained there until the Muslim invasion in 711.

.The Visigoth kings unified religion and laws throughout the peninsula

  • Leovigild defeated other barbarian tribes and conquered the whole peninsula.
  • Reccard converted to Christianity. As a result, the entire kingdom converted too.
  • Recceswinth completed a code of law base on Roman law.

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