Download A.H.M. Jones and the Later Roman Empire (Brill's Series on by David Gwynn PDF

By David Gwynn

The looks in 1964 of A.H.M. Jones' "The Later Roman Empire 284-602: A Social, monetary, and Administrative Survey" remodeled the examine of the past due old global. during this quantity a couple of best students think again the influence of Jones' nice paintings, the impacts that formed his scholarship, and the legacy he left for later generations. Jones' old process, his basic wisdom of overdue Roman political, social, financial and spiritual constructions, and his well-known evaluation of the Decline and Fall of Rome are re-examined the following within the gentle of contemporary examine. This quantity deals a important reduction to teachers and scholars alike who search to higher comprehend and take advantage of the worthy source that's the Later Roman Empire. individuals contain Averil Cameron, Peter Garnsey, David Gwynn, Peter Heather, Caroline Humfress, Luke Lavan, Wolfgang Liebeschuetz, Stefan Rebenich, Alexander Sarantis, Roger Tomlin, Bryan Ward-Perkins, and Michael Whitby.

Show description

Read or Download A.H.M. Jones and the Later Roman Empire (Brill's Series on the Early Middle Ages) PDF

Similar turkey books

1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West

A gripping exploration of the autumn of Constantinople and its connection to the realm we are living in today.

The fall of Constantinople in 1453 signaled a shift in historical past and the tip of the Byzantium Empire. Roger Crowley's readable and complete account of the conflict among Mehmet II, sultan of the Ottoman Empire, and Constantine XI, the 57th emperor of Byzantium, illuminates the interval in background that used to be a precursor to the present clash among the West and the center East.

The Ottoman Empire, 1300-1650: The Structure of Power

This publication surveys the background of the Ottoman Empire from its imprecise origins within the early 1300s, via its upward push to international strength prestige and its next 'times of difficulty' within the 17th century. Drawing either on present scholar-ship and learn in addition to unique resource fabrics, The Otto-man Empire offers a story of key occasions and examines the inner constitution and politics of the Ottoman dynasty, revealing the expansion and improvement of the ability, politics, and associations during which the Sultans governed the Empire.

Muslim Cosmopolitanism in the Age of Empire

Muslim Cosmopolitanism within the Age of Empire recovers the tales of 5 Indian Muslim students who, within the aftermath of the rebellion of 1857, have been hunted by way of British gurus, fled their houses in India for such locations as Cairo, Mecca, and Istanbul, and have become lively individuals in a flourishing pan-Islamic highbrow community on the cusp of the British and Ottoman empires.

Additional info for A.H.M. Jones and the Later Roman Empire (Brill's Series on the Early Middle Ages)

Example text

Introduction A slight wiry man, dogged by ill-health throughout his Cambridge career, he was a tireless walker (the only recreation he listed in Who’s Who) and talker, especially a talker of shop. M. Jones for the Jesus College Report of 1970. I cannot say that my picture of Jones was ever as rounded as his, for I had only three fleeting though unforgettable encounters with him. One transpired a couple of years before his death, when Jones appeared in my rooms at University College, Oxford, unannounced, one morning after breakfast.

51 Ibid. 52 “Review of Stein” (1953/4) 352: “For the next two and a half years Professor and Madame Stein had to live in precarious hiding in occupied France, till in December 1942 they managed to escape to Switzerland; but Professor Stein’s health was already seriously undermined, and on 25 February 1945 he died. In these circumstances it is well-nigh miraculous that he managed almost to complete the work”. 20 alexander sarantis of the colonels. 53 Unlike Rostovtzeff, Jones did not allow his politics to overtly influence his work.

For a start, he did not employ modern terms with obvious political connotations, such as ‘proletariat’ or ‘bourgeoisie’. 54 Nevertheless, Jones’ historical writing does sometimes hint at his general approval of local democracies and distaste for centralised bureaucratic regimes. 56 Jones’ rose-tinted view of the classical city was presumably in part the result of a traditional classical education in which the polis was generally revered, but it seems likely that his belief in ‘public spiritedness’ also underpinned his conclusions.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.35 of 5 – based on 49 votes