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The Fifth-Century Chroniclers (Paperback)

Prosper, Hydatius and the Gallic Chronicle of 452

Ancient History > Ancient Greece & the Hellenistic World Ancient History > Late Antiquity & Byzantium Ancient History > Rome & the Roman Provinces

Imprint: Francis Cairns Publications
Series: ARCA, Classical and Medieval Texts, Papers and Monographs
Pages: 329
Illustrations: xii + 329 pages
ISBN: 9780905205465
Published: 12th December 1990
Casemate UK Academic

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The fifth century AD has always been a period of intense interest for historians. At the beginning, the Roman Empire looked as impentrable as it had done for centuries, but by 500AD the world had changed beyond recognition. The western emperor had been deposed and the imperial government had lost control of most of Europe. From now on, inhabitants of western Europe lived in a post-Roman world. The writers of Latin histories in the fifth century were not concerned with the minutiae of politcs, or military affairs, they were Christians who saw the development of the world purely as God's plan for humanity. The connection between present and past was best shown through the new type of historical work, the Christian chronicle, the narrative structure of which was based around extensive lists, with minimal written detail. The three chroniclers whose work is discussed here were amongst the earliest to take up this new literary form, and each wrote a continuation of Jerome's chroncile, itself a translation of Eusebius' Christian world chronicle.

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