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A.H.M. Jones and the Later Roman Empire (Brill's Series on by David Gwynn

By David Gwynn

The looks in 1964 of A.H.M. Jones' The Later Roman Empire 284-602: A Social, monetary, and Administrative Survey reworked the research of the overdue old international. during this quantity a few top students re-evaluate the impression of Jones' nice paintings, the affects that formed his scholarship, and the legacy he left for later generations. Jones' ancient process, his primary wisdom of past due Roman political, social, financial and non secular constructions, and his recognized evaluate of the Decline and Fall of Rome are re-examined right here within the gentle of recent study. This quantity deals a important relief to lecturers and scholars alike who search to raised comprehend and take advantage of the beneficial source that's the Later Roman Empire. members are Averil Cameron, Peter Garnsey, David Gwynn, Peter Heather, Caroline Humfress, Luke Lavan, Wolfgang Liebeschuetz, Stefan Rebenich, Alexander Sarantis, Roger Tomlin, Bryan Ward-Perkins, and Michael Whitby.

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And see Momigliano (1954); (1965). 20 We can say this having witnessed the growth of scholarship in recent decades. A statistical analysis by Walter Scheidel shows that classical scholarship in general produced something in excess of 850,000 items in the 20th century. He writes: This figure may be brought into perspective by envisaging a person who spends 50 years of his or her life—say, from age 20 to 70—leafing through all these books and articles for 8 hours a day, every day. Even then this devoted student would have fewer than 9 minutes to spare for each item.

And Williams, P. (1979) eds. H. com Crook J. P. (1974) The Economy of the Roman Empire: Quantitative Studies (Cambridge 1974) ——. M. A. Brunt”, JRS 66 (1976) 235–36 ——. (1990) Structure and Scale in the Roman Economy (Cambridge 1990) ——. M. com Gaitskell H. H. Cole, edd. A. Briggs and J. L. M. L. (1968). G. M. Jones and the Later Roman Empire”, Bulletin of the Institute of Archaeology 29 (1992) 1–8, reprinted in idem (2006) Decline and Change in Late Antiquity: Religion, Barbarians and their Historiography (Aldershot 2006) XVI Meiggs R.

30 Rowse (1995) 56. 31 Liebeschuetz (1992) 6. 32 Momigliano (1954) 91: “We were accustomed to books on ancient history where the archaeological evidence, if used at all, was never presented and explained to the reader. ” 28 29 arnold hugh martin jones (1904–1970) 15 material evidence he had not himself worked on. 33 El-Abbabi recalls Jones’ energetic road trips around the East Mediterranean, on which his wife Freda faithfully accompanied him. On one occasion: Jones wished to drive from Syria to Alexandretta, in Turkey.

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