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by Neil B. McLynn

  • ISBN: 0520084616
  • Category: History
  • Author: Neil B. McLynn
  • Subcategory: World
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University of California Press; First edition (December 13, 1994)
  • Pages: 436 pages
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McLynn's zesty, lucid prose gives the reader a clear understanding of the complexities of Ambrose's life and career and of late . Ambrose of Milan has long needed the modern biography which Neil McLynn has now written.

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. 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.

Ambrose of Milan book. 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.

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Title: AMBROSE OF MILAN By: Neil B. McLynn Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 406 Vendor: University of California Press. Dimensions: . X . (inches) Weight: 1 pound 13 ounces ISBN: 0520084616 ISBN-13: 9780520084612 Stock No: WW4616. ▲. Have a question about this product?

Book Description: 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.

Series: Transformation of the Classical Heritage. Book Description: 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. McLynn succeeds in revealing Ambrose's manipulation of events without making him too Machiavellian.

Neil McLynn is certainly undaunted. He does not offer a biography but "a fundamental re-reading of the evidence, most of which is supplied by Ambrose himself" (p. xxii) and which is generally not to Ambrose's advantage. He was not as blue-blooded as has usually been supposed and owed his social eminence to his secular office rather than to his family.

Chapter 6: AMBROSE'S PEOPLE, II: FRIENDS AND INFLUENCES (page 252). Chapter 7: AMBROSE AND THEODOSIUS (page 291). Chapter 8: SANCTITY (page 361).

Ambrose of Milan has long needed the modern biography which Neil McLynn has now written.

Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994. Pp. xxiv + 406, illus.

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.

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