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History and geography in late antiquity

Author: A H Merrills
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Series: Cambridge studies in medieval life and thought, 4th ser., 64.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title explores how the historians of the early medieval period sought to understand the world around them. It argues that they looked not only to events shaping the world, but also to its physical form, and offers fresh interpretations of Orosius, Jordanes, Isidore of Seville and the Venerable Bede.
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Merrills, A.H. (Andrew H.), 1975-
History and geography in late antiquity.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2005046997
(OCoLC)58789345
Named Person: Paulus Orosius; Jordanes; Isidore, of Seville Saint; Bede, the Venerable Saint; Isidore, (of Seville Saint ); Bede, (the Venerable Saint ); Paulus Orosius; Jordanes; Bede, the Venerable Saint; Isidore, of Seville Saint; Jordanes; Paulus Orosius; Paulus Orosius; Iordanes, Gotus; Isidorus, Hispalensis; Beda, Venerabilis
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: A H Merrills
ISBN: 0511127995 9780511127991 0511127685 9780511127687 9780511496370 0511496370 9780511127465 0511127464
OCLC Number: 62323139
Notes: Based on the author's thesis (doctoral).
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 386 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Series-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; A note on translations; Abbreviations; Introduction: history's other eye; Chapter 1 Orosius; Chapter 2 Jordanes; Chapter 3 Isidore of Seville; Chapter 4 Bede; Conclusions; Appendix A The geographical introduction to the Historiarum adversus paganos libri septem of Orosius. Orosius, Hist. i.1-106; Appendix B The geographical introduction to the De origine actibusque Getarum of Jordanes. Getica i.4-v.38; Appendix C The Laus Spaniae of Isidore of Seville. Appendix D The description of Britain in Bede, Historia Ecclesiastica i.1References; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in medieval life and thought, 4th ser., 64.
Responsibility: A.H. Merrills.
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