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Orosius free pdf This is the key work of historical and geographical reference in the medieval world. It is the Christian interpretation of pagan history. It is the first complete English translation since 1936. This book is a new annotated translation of Orosius' "Seven Books of History against the Pagans". "Orosius' History", which begins with the creation and continues to his own day, was an immensely popular and standard work of reference on antiquity throughout the Middle Ages and beyond. Its importance lay in the fact that Orosius was the first Christian author to write not a church history, but rather a history of the secular world interpreted from a Christian perspective. This approach gave new relevance to Roman history in the medieval period and allowed Rome's past to become a valued part of the medieval intellectual world. The structure of History and methodology deployed by Orosius formed the dominant template for the writing of history in the medieval period, being followed, for example, by such writers as Otto of Freising and Ranulph Higden. Orosius' work is therefore crucial for understanding early Christian approaches to history, for an understanding of the development of universal history, and the intellectual life of the Middle Ages for which it was both an important reference work and also a defining model for the writing of history.

About A.T. Fear

Dr Andrew Fear is Lecturer in Classics at the University of Manchester.

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Author : A.T. Fear
Publisher : Liverpool University Press
Data Published : 01 February 2010
ISBN : 1846314739
EAN : 9781846314735
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 384 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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