Three Political Voices from the Age of Justinian
Agapetus - Advice to the Emperor, Dialogue on Political Science, Paul the Silentiary - Description of Hagia Sophia
Translated with commentary by Peter Bell
Preface Abbreviations INTRODUCTION 1. The World of Agapetus, the Dialogue on Political Science and Paul the Silentiary 2. The Authors 3. Dating 4. Agapetus – Advice: His Sources, Methods and Thought 5. The Dialogue on Political Science – Sources, Methods and Thought 6. Paul the Silentiary – Description of Hagia Sophia: Sources, Methods and Thought 7. Texts and Translations AGAPETUS: ADVICE TO THE EMPEROR JUSTINIAN Translation and Notes THE DIALOGUE ON POLITICAL SCIENCE BOOK 4 – MILITARY MATTERS Translation and Notes BOOK 5 – THE IDEAL STATE 1. Translator’s Synopsis 2. Translation and Notes PAUL THE SILENTIARY: DESCRIPTION OF HAGIA SOPHIA Translation and Notes Select Bibliography Map of Constantinople Index
This is an important volume, one that should be required reading for scholars and students of the sixth century. The translations are precise and accessible and are accompanied by a wealth of analysis and commentary.
Early Medieval Europe, 20 (4)
University of Andrews
Bell's book marks a new starting point for exploring these texts. He has succeeded in producing a clear and readable translation of some notoriously opaque documents including the first English translation of the Dialogue and the first modern English translation of both Agapetus and Paul.
Ecclesiastical History, Volume 63/2
it is gratifying that these three rhetorical texts with Bell's translation to a wider Audiences are now accessible.
Historische Zeitschrift vol. 293/1
Three Political Voices makes a welcome addition to the accessible and affordable Translated Texts for Historians series.
Speculum, A Journal of Medieval Studies
Size: 234 x 210 x 147 mm
Publication: October 5, 2009
Series: Translated Texts for Historians 52