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The Historians of Late Antiquity

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The Historians of Late Antiquity by David Rohrbacher
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The fourth and fifth centuries AD were an era of religious conflict, political change and military conflict. The responses of contemporary historians to these turbulent times reflect their diverse backgrounds - Christian and pagan, writing in both Greek and Latin, documenting church and state. This volume is the first to offer an accessible survey of the lives and works of these varied figures. The first half of the book explores the structure, style, purpose and nature of their writings. The second half compares and contrasts the information the historians provide, and the views they express on some central topics. These range from historiography, government and religion to barbarian invasions, and the controversial emperors Julian 'The Apostate' and Theodosius. This much-needed introductory work is an invaluable guide and reference tool for the study of late antiquity.
Release date Australia
May 16th, 2002
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
336
Dimensions
140x216x19
ISBN-13
9780415204590
Product ID
1739354

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