New PDF release: A History of the Later Roman Empire, AD 284-641 (Blackwell

By Stephen Mitchell

The second one variation of A historical past of the Later Roman Empire good points huge revisions and updates to the highly-acclaimed, sweeping ancient survey of the Roman Empire from the accession of Diocletian in advert 284 to the loss of life of Heraclius in 641.
- contains a revised narrative of the political heritage that formed the overdue Roman Empire
- contains huge alterations to the chapters on neighborhood heritage, in particular these in relation to Asia Minor and Egypt
- bargains a renewed review of the decline of the empire within the later 6th and 7th centuries
- locations a bigger emphasis at the army deficiencies, cave in of nation funds, and position of bubonic plague in the course of the Europe in Rome’s decline
- comprises systematic updates to the bibliography

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NOTES 1 See Averil Cameron, “The long late antiquity,” in T. P. ), Classics in Progress: Essays on Ancient Greece and Rome (Oxford, 2002), 165–91; W. Liebeschuetz, “The birth of late antiquity,” Antiquité Tardive 12 (2004), 253–61, reprinted in his Decline and Change in Late Antiquity. Religion, barbarians and their historiography (London, 2006), ch. XV. 2 See Alexander Murray, “Peter Brown and the shadow of Constantine,” JRS 73 (1983), 191–203. 3 P. Heather, The Fall of the Roman Empire (Oxford, 2005); B.

2 Eusebius’ Life of Constantine, the most important single source for the irst Christian emperor, an extraordinary collage of panegyric, documentary history, and hagiography, is a hybrid work that belongs to this period of literary experimentation and intense religious competition. Like his Church History (see pp. 33–4) it incorporated many contemporary documents verbatim, notably several letters from the emperor himself. Critical engagement with the Life is essential to any modern reappraisal of Constantine’s religious views and political achievements.

The overall extent, especially of the written material, is simply too wide to encompass. More importantly, the sources are not an inert mass of potential information, waiting to be quarried, but yield different answers to different questions. The approach to the history of the period not only determines the range of sources that are examined but also the way in which they are interrogated. The following selective survey is inevitably an individual one. The Problem of Christian Sources The written sources in particular are dificult to interpret, not least because the categories and genres to which they belong are substantially different from those for earlier periods of Roman history.

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