Ambrose of Milan: Church and Court in a Christian Capital

Ambrose of Milan: Church and Court in a Christian Capital

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by Neil B. McLynn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520084616

ISBN-13: 9780520084612

Pub. Date: 12/13/1994

Publisher: University of California Press

"This is an important book, for it deals with Ambrose's public career very thoroughly . . . something we have long been waiting for . . . a hard-headed account, keeping well clear of either hagiography or denigration, presenting many of the central episodes of Ambrose's career in an entirely new light."—Robert Markus

"Ambrose of Milan has long needed the

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"This is an important book, for it deals with Ambrose's public career very thoroughly . . . something we have long been waiting for . . . a hard-headed account, keeping well clear of either hagiography or denigration, presenting many of the central episodes of Ambrose's career in an entirely new light."—Robert Markus

"Ambrose of Milan has long needed the modern biography which Neil McLynn has now written. Here is a learned and thorough work, absorbingly readable, bringing Ambrose vividly to life."—Sir Henry Chadwick, Oxford University

"McLynn has something fresh and (usually) revisionist to say about every familiar episode in this period, and he succeeds in exposing a very different Ambrose—a sweat-soaked saint who knew how to struggle and improvise."—Hal Drake, University of California, Santa Barbara

"McLynn possesses an impressive control of the general history of the period, as well as a detailed knowledge of specific events in which Ambrose was a participant, or even the 'impresario.' He gives us a critical and nuanced book about this important bishop, which will change how we read and think about Ambrose."—Carole Straw, Mount Holyoke College

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520084612
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
12/13/1994
Series:
Transformation of the Classical Heritage Series
Pages:
436
Sales rank:
728,150
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents


List of Figures
List of Abbreviations
Acknowledgements
Introduction

Chapter 1. The Reluctant Bishop
Chapter 2. Consolidation
Chapter 3. Ambrose and Gratian
Chapter 4. Persecution
Chapter 5. Ambrose's People, I: Master of Ceremonies
Chapter 6. Ambrose's People, II: Friends and Influence
Chapter 7. Ambrose and Theodosius
Chapter 8. Sanctity

Bibliography
Index

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