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Philosophical theory cannot bring it about that either the barbarizing tendency or the humanistic outlook should prevail in the future.
Because it encouraged brutal forms of exploitation, including slavery, it was not long before the civilizing mission seemed to have no greater effect than that of barbarizing the civilizers.
Among the topics are ideologies and transitions of the Ostrogothic Kingdom, the Senate at Rome, Goths and Gothic identity, the heroine and the historian: Procopius of Caesarea on the troubled reign of Queen Amalasuentha, barbarizing the bel paese: environmental history, the Roman church and its bishops, and mapping the church and asceticism in Ostrogothic Italy.