Edward Arthur Thompson

Irish historian

1914   -   1994

country of citizenship: Ireland
language of expression: English
educated at: Trinity College Dublin
occupation: historian, university teacher
award received: Fellow of the British Academy

Edward Arthur Thompson (22 May 1914 – 1 January 1994) was an Irish-born British classicist, medievalist and professor at the University of Nottingham from 1948 to 1979. He wrote from a Marxist perspective, and argued that the Visigoths were settled in Aquitaine to counter the internal threat of the peasant bagaudae.
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