Visigothic kings ruled Spain throughout the sixth and seventh centuries. What were their political and military achievements? How did they govern their subjects, Hispano-Roman as well as Gothic? What changes, if any, can be traced in their system of government during these two hundred years? What can be learned of their armed forces? Did the Arian kings persecute their Catholic subjects?
When the Goths became Catholic, what was the relation of Gothic bishops with Roman bishops? hat was the character of the Councils of Toledo? Professor Thompson tries to answer these and similar questions, several of which have not been discussed hitherto by any except Spanish scholars.