Explain the cultural and religious settings of the Visigoths.

Sources for reading: C. Warren Hollister: 9th Ed. Medieval Europe: A Short History

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The Visigoths were a western branch of Goths, a nomadic tribe, and they belonged to Germanic peoples that lived in Europe in the period from Late Antiquity to Early Middle Ages. Alongside with them, there were also Ostrogoths, Goths that lived near the borders of the Eastern Roman Empire in the same period as Visigoths in the West. Both tribes got their names from Romans, which used that term to distinguish the tribes on the basis of their geographical location, though in culture and language Visigoths and Ostrogoths were quite similar, if not the same....

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