New PDF release: Ambrose of Milan: Church and Court in a Christian Capital

By Neil B. McLynn

during this new and illuminating interpretation of Ambrose, bishop of Milan from 374 to 397, Neil McLynn completely sifts the facts surrounding this very tricky character. the result's a richly precise interpretation of Ambrose's activities and writings that penetrates the bishop's painstaking presentation of self. McLynn succeeds in revealing Ambrose's manipulation of occasions with out making him too Machiavellian. Having synthesized the large advanced of scholarship on hand at the overdue fourth century, McLynn additionally offers a powerful examine of the politics and heritage of the Christian church and the Roman Empire in that period.

Admirably and logically geared up, the publication strains the chronology of Ambrose's public job and reconstructs vital occasions within the fourth century. McLynn's zesty, lucid prose provides the reader a transparent knowing of the complexities of Ambrose's lifestyles and profession and of overdue Roman government.

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