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Ambrose of Milan : church and court in a Christian capital

Author: Neil B McLynn
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1994.
Series: Transformation of the classical heritage, 22.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Named Person: Ambrose, Saint Bishop of Milan; Ambrose, Saint; Ambrose, Saint Bishop of Milan; Ambrosius, Mediolanensis; Ambroise, (saint ;; Ambrosius (Mediolanensis)
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Neil B McLynn
ISBN: 0520084616 9780520084612
OCLC Number: 29668203
Description: xxiv, 406 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. The Reluctant Bishop. Snatched from the Judgement Seat ; Milan Divided : Constantius II and the Council of 355 ; The Age of Auxentius ; Ambrose the Roman ; From Acclamation to Consecration --
Ch. 2. Consolidation. Opening Gambits ; Concerning Virgins ; The Death of Satyrus --
Ch. 3. Ambrose and Gratian. The Christian Prince ; The Illyrican Challenge ; The Advent of Theodosius ; The Council of Aquileia ; The Aftermath of Aquileia ; The Fall of Gratian --
Ch. 4. Persecution. The New Regime ; The First Round ; The Easter Crisis of 386 ; Against Auxentius ; The Martyrs --
Ch. 5. Ambrose's People, I: Master of Ceremonies. Constructing a Community ; Beyond the Walls ; Erudite Suavity --
Ch. 6. Ambrose's People, II: Friends and Influence. Negotia : Ambrose on Duty ; Amicitia : Ambrose and Symmachus ; Concertatio : Ambrose and the Bishops --
Ch. 7. Ambrose and Theodosius. The Setting ; Callinicum ; Thessalonica ; The End of Valentinian ; The Last Victory --
Ch. 8. Sanctity. Death ; Afterlife.
Series Title: Transformation of the classical heritage, 22.
Responsibility: Neil B. McLynn.
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An interpretation of Ambrose, bishop of Milan from 374 to 397. It reveals Ambrose's manipulation of events without making him too Machiavellian. It presents a study of the politics and history of the  Read more...

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