History and Geography in Late Antiquity

History and Geography in Late Antiquity

by A. H. Merrills
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Cambridge University Press
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History and Geography in Late Antiquity

The civilized world witnessed massive political, social and religious change from the fifth century to the eighth century. Geographical and historical thought, long rooted to Roman ideologies, had to adopt new perspectives of late antiquity. Taking their lead from Orosius in the early fifth century, Latin historians turned increasingly to geographical description, as well as historical narrative, to examine the world around them. This book explores the interdependence of geographical and historical modes of expression in four of the most important writers of the period: Orosius, Jordanes, Isidore of Seville and the Venerable Bede.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521075985
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/28/2008
Series: Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: History's other eye; 1. Orosius; 2. Jordanes; 3. Isidore; 4. Bede.

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