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Peter R. L. Brown (1935–)

Forfatter af Augustine of Hippo: A Biography

Peter R. L. Brown is Peter Brown (1). For andre forfattere med navnet Peter Brown, se skeln forfatterne siden.

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Værker af Peter R. L. Brown

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Augustine of Hippo: A Biography (1967) 1,985 eksemplarer
The World of Late Antiquity, AD 150-750 (1971) 1,103 eksemplarer
The Body and Society (1988) 705 eksemplarer
The Book of Kells (1980) 349 eksemplarer
Late Antiquity: A Guide to the Postclassical World (1999) — Redaktør — 265 eksemplarer
The Making of Late Antiquity (1978) 252 eksemplarer
Late Antiquity (1998) 37 eksemplarer

Associated Works

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A History of Private Life, Volume 1: From Pagan Rome to Byzantium (1985) — Bidragyder — 1,585 eksemplarer
Before Sexuality (1990) — Bidragyder — 109 eksemplarer
Doctrine and Debate in the East Christian World, 300-1500 (2011) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer

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This was chosen by Michael Ledger-Lomas, author of Queen Victoria: This Thorny Crown (Oxford, 2021), as one of History Today’s Books of the Year 2023.

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HistoryToday | 1 anden anmeldelse | Nov 24, 2023 |
I enjoyed Brown’s dense prose, and this is both engagingly written as well as packed with interesting information and references. The main focus of this book is on the continuation of paideia among the aristocratic elite, and the transference of the practice of parrhésia from the philosophers to the bishops as the Roman Empire became Christianized – the book deals mainly with the eastern provinces however. While Brown makes repeated references and comparisons with the decorum found in connection with the autocracy of 17th century France, there’s only little mention of, or comparisons made, with the paideia of the early Greek city states, or the Graeco-Roman world in general, in the centuries leading up to the period of late antiquity discussed in this book – except, indirectly, when briefly discussing (the image of) earlier philosophers in the subchapter about parrhésia. Brown also mentions only as an aside that parrhésia was never simply the exclusive domain of philosophers, without getting much further into that. Also, the way Brown presents it, you could easily get the impression that the Christian bishops were the first to ever give any attention to the existence of the noncitizen, and, as well, that this had never been used as a political argument before. However, he does show how increased immigration and urbanization lead to an upsurge of the noncitizen class in the East Roman cities, making it a more pressing social issue, along with that of underemployment, and how the bishops became "Controllers of the Crowds" (p. 103) and developed this argument (on behalf of the masses of noncitizens and abject poor; noncitizens were not necessarily poor) into a stance of moral authority, as representatives of the general populace, because "before the emperor, as before God, all subjects were poor" (p. 154).– Make no mistake about it; perhaps complementing the title of his book, Brown aims to persuade, and he generally manages well with that within the narrow focus of this study – yet, just because of its narrowness, it appears to some degree incomplete. Still, within its own limit, this is a noteworthy and compelling analysis.

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saltr | 1 anden anmeldelse | Feb 15, 2023 |
A thorough and informative biography of one of the great writers and thinkers of ancient Rome. This is the definitive source for his life and thought. I found it was helpful when read along with The Confessions and City of God.
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