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date: 19 October 2019

Lombard invasion of Italy 

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity
Neil ChristieNeil Christie

The *Lombard arrival in Byzantine *Italy in the late 560s seems to have been no straightforward episode of barbarian irruption into imperial territory. This initial stage of entry is not necessarily painted in strictly military terms by the sources, although it is portrayed as aggressive particularly by those later in date (... ...

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