The Lombards, a completely different story

The Lombards, a completely different story

Mariangela Galatea Vaglio Center for Public Archaeology Studies ‘Archeostorie’ |  galatea.vaglio@gmail.com   Paul. Paul the Deacon. If there is a single name that can sum up on its own the story of the Lombards, it’s his. And not only because he was the wonderful and tragic bard of their people. No. It is already in his name, and then in his life, that we find summed up everything the Lombards ever were and maybe even what they could have been. Paul, the son of Warnefrit and Theodolinda, and the grandson of Leupichis from Cividale del Friuli. It is from here that we must begin, with this son of a noble barbarian family who is baptised as a Catholic and given a Roman name, if we are to understand...
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