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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 tough character. the result's a richly targeted 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 no making him too Machiavellian. Having synthesized the sizeable complicated of scholarship to be had at the overdue fourth century, McLynn additionally offers a magnificent learn of the politics and heritage of the Christian church and the Roman Empire in that period.

Admirably and logically equipped, the e-book strains the chronology of Ambrose's public job and reconstructs very important occasions within the fourth century. McLynn's zesty, lucid prose offers the reader a transparent realizing of the complexities of Ambrose's lifestyles and occupation and of past due Roman government.

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