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    DescriptionJohn 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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    Title
    The Roman Empire of Ammianus
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Matthews
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 608
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 51 mm
    Weight: 1,089 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780979971327
    ISBN 10: 0979971322
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
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    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
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    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    DC22: 937, 937/.08, 937.08
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
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    LC classification: DG316.7 .M38 2007
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAR
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    13 illus
    Publisher
    Michigan Classical Press
    Imprint name
    Michigan Classical Press
    Publication date
    31 December 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Ann Arbor
    Author Information
    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.