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A.H.M. Jones and the Later Roman Empire (Brill's Series on by David Gwynn

By David Gwynn

The looks in 1964 of A.H.M. Jones' "The Later Roman Empire 284-602: A Social, fiscal, and Administrative Survey" remodeled the learn of the overdue vintage global. during this quantity a couple of best students re-evaluate the effect of Jones' nice paintings, the impacts that formed his scholarship, and the legacy he left for later generations. Jones' ancient process, his basic wisdom of overdue Roman political, social, financial and spiritual buildings, and his recognized evaluation of the Decline and Fall of Rome are re-examined the following within the mild of recent study. This quantity deals a priceless relief to teachers and scholars alike who search to higher comprehend and make the most the important source that's the Later Roman Empire. participants contain Averil Cameron, Peter Garnsey, David Gwynn, Peter Heather, Caroline Humfress, Luke Lavan, Wolfgang Liebeschuetz, Stefan Rebenich, Alexander Sarantis, Roger Tomlin, Bryan Ward-Perkins, and Michael Whitby.

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I want to talk about your article”. I had, with the rashness of youth, questioned his view that the senatorial court in Rome under the Principate had a basis in law rather than imperial authority. He challenged me to name my source. I stammered out a passage from Tacitus’ Annals. He reached into his pocket, pulled out a match-box, and wrote the reference down on the back of it. The rest of the conversation has vanished in the mists of time. This little incident is revealing less of Jones’ “kindly humanity”, than of his interest in the primary sources.

M. Jones’ The Later Roman Empire”, Oxford Magazine, NS, 5 (4 March 1965) 264–5, reprinted in idem (1969) Quarto contributo alla storia degli studi classici e del mondo antico (Rome 1969) 645–47 Morris J. M. I. L. (1961) All Souls and appeasement: a contribution to contemporary history (London 1961) ——. (1995) Historians I have known (London 1995) The Cheltonian Magazine (Cheltenham 1920 and 1921) The Times, 10th April 1970 page 12, issue 57840; 19th February 1951, page 8, issue 51929; and 8th June 1929, page 10, issue 45224 CHAPTER TWO WRITING THE LATE ROMAN EMPIRE: METHOD AND SOURCES Peter Garnsey 1.

297, and Constantine (1948) 79–102 on ‘The Conversion of Constantine’ as motivated by strong religious beliefs. 62 I am grateful to Jones’ children, Eleanor Gidney and Roger Jones, and to Mostafa El-Abbabi for this information on Jones’ support for the local church and knowledge of Christian doctrine. 63 The Times, 10th April 1970, page 12, issue 57840. 64 Criminal Courts (1972, with a preface by Crook) vi. 60 61 arnold hugh martin jones (1904–1970) 23 series of arguments based on his own prejudices at the expense of writing a detailed source-based account of ‘how things worked’, the Later Roman Empire would be less relevant.

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