The Chronicle of John of Biclaro: Translation…

John of Biclaro was an Iberian chronicler and bishop born in the first half of the sixth century CE and lived to some point after 621 CE. He apparently studied in Constantinople for some time before returning to Iberia. He wrote this chronicle while he was an abbot. The chronicle covers a period of around 25 years, running from 565/566-590/591 CE, and it is portrayed as a continuation of a chronicle by the North African bishop Victor of Tunnuna. The chronicle primarily covers Byzantine/Eastern Roman history and Visigothic history in Spain and parts of southern Gaul, and its main value is the detailed year-by-year account it provides of the reign of the Visigothic king Leovigild (/Liuvigild), who greatly expanded Visigothic control of the Iberian Peninsula, most notably through subjugating the kingdom of the Suevi in the west. Moreover, the account covers the early years of the reign of Leovigild’s son Recared, who converted from Arianism to Catholicism, a moment of joy and triumph for the author. The Latin text used for the translation I have made of this chronicle can be found

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