The Resource Ambrose of Milan : church and court in a Christian capital, Neil McLynn

Ambrose of Milan : church and court in a Christian capital, Neil McLynn

Label
Ambrose of Milan : church and court in a Christian capital
Title
Ambrose of Milan
Title remainder
church and court in a Christian capital
Statement of responsibility
Neil McLynn
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this new and illuminating interpretation of Ambrose, bishop of Milan from 374 to 397, Neil McLynn thoroughly sifts the evidence surrounding this very difficult personality. The result is a richly detailed interpretation of Ambrose's actions and writings that penetrates the bishop's painstaking presentation of self. McLynn succeeds in revealing Ambrose's manipulation of events without making him too Machiavellian. Having synthesized the vast complex of scholarship available on the late fourth century, McLynn also presents an impressive study of the politics and history of the Christian church and the Roman Empire in that period. Admirably and logically organized, the book traces the chronology of Ambrose's public activity and reconstructs important events in the fourth century. McLynn's zesty, lucid prose gives the reader a clear understanding of the complexities of Ambrose's life and career and of late Roman government
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
  • 270.2/092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
BR1720.A5
LC item number
M37 1994eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The transformation of the classical heritage
Series volume
22
Label
Ambrose of Milan : church and court in a Christian capital, Neil McLynn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The reluctant bishop -- Consolidation -- Ambrose and Gratian -- Persecution -- Ambrose's people, I: master of ceremonies -- Ambrose's people, II: friends and influence -- Ambrose and Theodosius -- Sanctity
Control code
ocm45730484
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 406 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585139784
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt149hmnr
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b3689672x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45730484
  • acls0520914554

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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