John Matthews' brilliant analysis of Ammianus and his world is foundational for the study of the Roman Empire in the fourth century CE. Matthews' Ammianus is a man very much in touch with his times, engaged in many of the exciting events that he describes, and a commentator motivated by a passionate devotion to justice.
The empire that he depicts in The Roman Empire of Ammianus is undergoing a profoundly important intellectual transition as Christians and non-Christians dealt with each other in new ways, and a profoundly important political transition as Rome's ability to control its frontiers was severely challenged.
This new edition of the volume offers a new Introduction by the author, and corrections to the original text. In Matthews' brilliantly researched and compellingly written pages we encounter brigands, philosophers, bishops, barbarians and one of the most extraordinary figures in all of Roman history: the Emperor Julian, who occupies for Matthews - as he did for Ammianus - a central place in the history of these times.
Ammianus has been recognized for centuries as the last great historian of the Classical Latin tradition. It is thanks to Matthews that we can at last begin to appreciate the brilliance and complexity of the tapestry he wove with his words.
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John Matthews is John M. Schiff Professor of History and Classics at Yale University. He has written extensively on later Roman history, and he received the American Historical Association's James Henry Breasted Prize for The Journey of Theophanes: Travel, Business, and Daily Life in the Roman East. His other works include Western Aristocracies and Imperial Court, AD 364-425; Political Life and Culture in Late Roman Society; Laying Down the Law: A Study of the Theodosian Code.Review:
...The Roman Empire of Ammianus will continue to be an obligatory first port of call for students and scholars, and it generous inclusiveness will ensure repeat visits.' (Peter O'Brien, Dalhousie University Mouseion, 2009)
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Buchbeschreibung Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd, 1989. gebundene Ausgabe. Buchzustand: Gut. 608 Seiten Originalschutzumschlag vorhanden, jedoch beschädigt (kleinere Einrisse im Randbereich); Das Buch befindet sich in einem ordentlich erhaltenen Zustand; Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1140. Artikel-Nr. 1426879
Buchbeschreibung Londres, Duckworth, 1989., 1989. Couverture rigide. Buchzustand: Très bon. Fort in-8°, rel. d'édition pleine toile verte sous jaq. ill. en couleurs, XIII-608pp., texte en anglais, 4 fig. en noir in-t. Bibliogr., index. Très bonne condition. Livre d'occasion. Artikel-Nr. 503159
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Antiquarian. Duckworth, London, 1989. XIII,608p. Original green cloth with dust wrps. 'Like the 'History' that inspired it, Matthews new book is long, discursive, occasionally self-indulgent and frequently repetitive, but always immensely entertaining and stimulating. (.) M. displays a very modern appreciation of the 'History' as living 'text', paying great attention, for example, to 'the layers of conventions and technique' that stand between it and the twentieth-century reader, and so refusing to treat it simply as a convenient quarry of historical information. His constant emphasis on the importance of a knowledge of physical and human geogrpahy in understanding the world of the late Empire is a further indication of the influence on his methodology of modern historiographical trends. The whole amounts to a carefully crafted work, rich in detail and acutely argued, that fully and generously acknowledges the work of other scholars and (.) certainly achieved its aim of bringing out Ammianus' 'qualities as a historical writer and . the sheer range of subject matter actually encompassed by his text' (p.X).' (J.F. DRINKWATER in The Classical Review (New Series), 1991, pp.84-85). Antiquarian. Artikel-Nr. 47199