The Roman Empire of Ammianus

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Dezember 2008



John Matthews' brilliant analysis of Ammianus and his world is foundational for the study of the Roman Empire in the fourth century CE. This new edition of the volume offers a new Introduction by the author, and corrections to the original text.


Preface List of Illustrations PART ONE - Res Gestae
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 2 - Ammianus and his History
Chapter 3 - Ammianus and Constantius
Chapter 4 - North-East Frontier
Chapter 5 - The Young Ammianus: Social and Cultural Setting
Chapter 6 - The Rise of Julian
Chapter 7 - Julian and the Philosophers
Chapter 8 - The Invasion of Persia
Chapter 9 - Legitimacy and Usurpation: Jovian to Procopius
Chapter 10 - Valentinian and Valens: Sex, Magic and Treason PART TWO - Visa vel Lecta
Chapter 11 - The Office of Emperor
Chapter 12 - The Character of Government
Chapter 13 - The Practice of War
Chapter 14 - Barbarians and Bandits
Chapter 15 - The Physical Environment: Town and Country
Chapter 16 - Social Relations
Chapter 17 - Religion and Philosophy
Chapter 18 - The Roman and the Greek Notes Bibliography Index


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.
EAN: 9780979971327
ISBN: 0979971322
Untertitel: Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2008
Seitenanzahl: 608 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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