Thus from 493

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Thus from 493, Theodoric established the first post-Roman kingdom in the West. By the 510s his  lands included all of Italy, stretching past Milan in the north to the Alpine regions, where the  kingdom abutted the Franks as well as the Burgundians in the northwest. Provence was also  included in southeastern France, after Frankish defeats of the Visigoths in the region. Finally,  Pannonian and Dalmatian lands along the Adriatic were incorporated into Ostrogothic  dominions. Legally, he presented himself to Italian Latins as the Emperor Zeno's Master of  Soldiers for the region, and maintained as thoroughly as possible Roman urban and rural  administration, including the Senate. To the Germanics, however, he was a king. In effect, the  system was dualistic: Roman law, practice, religion (Catholicism), taxes, and language for the  indigenous Italians, as opposed to Germanic kingship, tribal Ostrogothic (as well as Rugian) law,  Arianism, and military duties for the German newcomers, who were outnumbered by native  Italians. The relationship between the two groups was based on the old  hospitalitas  model.  Roman landowners were required to provide about one-third of their agricultural revenues. This 
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This note was uploaded on 12/11/2011 for the course HIST 1320 taught by Professor Murphy during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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