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Gregory the Great and his world

Author: R A Markus
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Markus seeks to understand Gregory as a cultivated late Roman aristocrat converted to the ascetic ideal, caught in the tension between attraction to the monastic vocation and his episcopal ministry, at a time of catastrophic change in the Roman world.
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Named Person: Gregory, Pope; Gregory, Pope.; Gregory, Pope; Grégoire, pape; Gregorio, Papa Santo.; Gregory, Pope; Grégoire, (pape ;
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R A Markus
ISBN: 0521584302 9780521584302 0521586089 9780521586085
OCLC Number: 36573763
Description: xxiii, 241 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: A contemplative in a troubled world --
Integritas animi: ministry in the Church --
Sapienter indoctus: scriptural understanding --
Appropinquante mundi termino: the world in its old age --
The Christian community and its neighbors --
Christiana respublica: within the confines of the Empire --
Terra mea: Italy between two worlds --
Argus luminosissimus: the pope as landlord --
Scissum corpus: the schism of the Three Chapters --
Ravenna and Rome and beyond --
In cunctis mundi partibus: the far West --
Inconcussam servare provinciam: dissent in Africa --
Epilogue --
Appendix: On the distribution of Gregory's correspondence.
Responsibility: R.A. Markus.
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