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A. H. M. Jones (1904–1970)

Forfatter af Constantine and the Conversion of Europe

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Juridisk navn
Jones, Arnold Hugh Martin
Fødselsdato
1904-03-09
Dødsdag
1970-04-09
Køn
male
Nationalitet
UK
Erhverv
historian
professor
Priser og hædersbevisninger
British Academy (Fellow, 1947)

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This work is an abbreviated version of the author's The Later Roman Empire. According to the preface this version was intended for 'intelligent but non-specialist readers". Even so this is a pretty hard book to read through. The first 10 chapters summarize events in Roman rulership from the third to the sixth century. The succession of years, names, deaths and successions is quite exhausting and I would have hoped for some broader perspectives. The remaining chapters 11-26 give a general presentation of institutions and social structures in the late empire: administration, finance, the church, social classes, religion and so forth. But even here the author puts a lot of emphasis on details, including much latin and greek terminology, which is bound to be difficult for non-specialists. Some chapters are certainly accessible, but I still think the book will be appreciated mostly by near-specialists. Readers who count themselves non-specialists would perhaps be better served by other books.… (mere)
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thcson | Jan 25, 2013 |
From the Publisher:

‘Constantine hardly deserves the title of Great which posterity has given him, either by his character or by his abilities. He was highly susceptible to flattery, and fell completely under the influence of any dominating personality who happened to be at his side … Still less does Constantine deserve the title of saint, which the Eastern Church has bestowed upon him. He was, it is true, according to his lights, a good man on the whole, though his political murders – particularly that of Licinius – shocked even contemporary opinion, and his execution of his wife and son was felt by many to be an inexpiable stain on his character…

To the other title which the Orthodox Church has bestowed upon him, “the Peer of the Apostles,” he has a better claim, for his career profoundly influenced the history of the Church and the future of Christianity … Constantine had no doubts about his imperial duty. It was his task to secure God’s favour on the empire by securing, by force if necessary, that his subjects worshipped God in a manner pleasing to Him.’

Originally published by Macmillan, 1948.
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