Count Marcellinus and His Chronicle

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Oxford University Press, 2001 - Всего страниц: 300
"In this book Brian Croke develops a case for understanding Marcellinus' Latin chronicle as an essentially Byzantine document written by an educated imperial official and reflecting the cosmopolitan culture and society of sixth-century Constantinople. He approaches the chronicle as a historiographical text which is shaped by its genre, the expectations of its audience, and a coherent view of the past, deriving from the author's Christian culture and outlook. The book also explores the nature and function of chronicle writing as a distinct mode of Christian discourse which has been misunderstood and undervalued by modern scholarship. Separate attention is given to the anonymous continuation of the chronicle from 535 to 548, and to the subsequent use of Marcellinus' works 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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