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Gastaldi
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[German version]

Administrators of goods and representatives of the king's interests in the Lombardic kingdom, first attested under Authari (AD 584-590). Since the 7th cent. they watched over the dukes (cf. Edictus Rothari 23); in the 8th cent. they could preside over courts of law. They were directly subject to the king in their non-inheritable office. In the Duchies of Spoleto and Benevent they administered the most important towns for the dukes.

Bibliography

C. G. Mor, Lo stato longobardo nel VII secolo, 1969, 1, 271ff.

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Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) and Strothmann, Meret (Bochum), “Gastaldi”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 18 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e419220>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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