The Inheritance of Historiography, 350-900

Edited by Christopher Holdsworth and T.P. Wiseman

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ISBN: 9780859892728

Publication: June 1, 1986

Series: Exeter Studies in History

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To what extent did the historians of the early Middle Ages inherit the aims and methods of Greek and Roman historiography? How far were they influenced by classical coventions about literary genre, rhetorical technique and political subject-matter? A conference held in Exeter in 1985 brought together a number of distinguished scholars to discuss these questions.This book presents nine of the contributions, on representative authors from the fourth century to the ninth. Together they provide an authorative guide to the contrasts and continuities in history-writing from Byzantium to Alfred’s Wessex.

T.P. Wiseman is Emeritus Professor of Classics at Exeter University and a Fellow of the British Academy.

NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS ABBREVIATIONS INTRODUCTION: CLASSICAL HISTORIOGRAPHY T.P. Wiseman DID ATHANASIUS WRITE HISTORY? B.H. Warmington AMMIANUS AND THE ETERNITY OF ROME John Matthews CHRONICLE AND THEOLOGY: PROSPER OF AQUITAINE Robert Markus SOZOMEN AND EUSEBIUS: THE LAWYER AS CHURCH HISTORIAN IN THE FIFTH CENTURY Jill Harries HISTORY AS TEXT: COPING WITH PROCOPIUS Averil Cameron THE TRIUMPH OF GRECO-ROMAN RHETORICAL ASSUMPTIONS IN PRE-CAROLINGIAN HISTORIOGRAPHY Roger Ray ETHNIC HISTORY AND THE CAROLINGIANS: AN ALTERNATIVE READING OF PAUL THE DEACON'S HISTORIA LANGOBARDORUM Donald Bullough ROMANITAS AND CAMPANILISMO: AGNELLUS OF RAVENNA'S VIEW OF THE PAST T.S. Brown ASSER'S LIFE OF ALFRED James Campbell INDEX

Format: Paperback

Size: 210 x 149 mm

144 Pages

ISBN: 9780859892728

Publication: June 1, 1986

Series: Exeter Studies in History

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