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The Historians of Late Antiquity

The Historians of Late Antiquity (Hardback)

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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.

History & PoliticsHistory General & TheoryGeneral & world historyHistory & PoliticsHistory General & TheoryHistory: theory & methodsHistoriographyHistory & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalAncient history: to c 500 CEHistory & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450/1500History & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean history Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Publication Date: 16/05/2002 ISBN-13: 9780415204583  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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