Count Marcellinus and His Chronicle

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Oxford University Press, 2001 - Всего страниц: 300
'A window into early sixth-century Constantinople... an important and still inspiring interpretation, one that deserves to be read by everyone who reads or uses any late antique chronicle.' -Journal of Roman StudiesMarcellinus abandoned his Balkan homeland in the wake of Bulgar raids around AD 500. Having settled in the imperial capital, Constantinople, he later wrote a chronicle covering the period AD 379-534. This is the first extensive study of Marcellinus, a courtier of the emperor Justinian, and his chronicle. It explains how the chronicle reflects Marcellinus' career, contemporary context and personal views; what writing a chronicle meant; how the chronicle was written; and how it was later used in Ireland and Anglo-Saxon England.
 

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Abbreviations
ix
Analysing Chronicles 1
xvii
The Man and his Work
17
Marcellinus and Illyricum
48
Illyrians at Constantinople
78
Marcellinus and Constantinople
103
Chronicle Writing in Late Antiquity
145
Constructing the Chronicle
170
The Continuator of Marcellinus
216
The Chronieles Afterlife
237
Chronicles and Christian Culture
257
Bibliogmply
266
Index
285
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Brian Croke is the Executive Director of the Catholic Education Commission, New South Wales.

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