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date: 15 September 2019

Lombards (Lat. Langobardi) 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity
Author(s):
Neil ChristieNeil Christie

Group also known in modern studies as Langobards or Longobards (Italian Longobardi)—a name deriving from their reputedly distinctive ‘long beards’. They were not among the many large tribal and confederate groups who assailed the Western Roman Empire in the 3rd–5th centuries. They are recorded by the Roman historian Tacitus in the ... ...

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