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Barbarians, Law Codes, and Purgatory

Isabel Moreira

in Heaven's Purge: Purgatory in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199736041
eISBN:
9780199894628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736041.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter asks the question: were the barbarian invasions responsible for the rise of purgatory? Examining ancient sources and modern interpretations, this chapter assesses the role of barbarian ... More


Authority and Asceticism from Augustine to Gregory the Great

Conrad Leyser

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208686
eISBN:
9780191678127
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208686.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book examines the formation of the Christian ascetic tradition in the western Roman Empire during the period of the barbarian invasions, c.400–600. In an aggressively competitive political ... More


Innocent I and John Chrysostom's Honour: Alaric and the Fall of Rome

Henry Chadwick

in The Church in Ancient Society: From Galilee to Gregory the Great

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246953
eISBN:
9780191600463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246955.003.0051
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Controversy about the excommunication of John Chrysostom affected relations between east and west, as pope Innocent I (401–17) defended John's reputation and gradually gained some support in the ... More


Gallo‐Roman Prelude

J. M. Wallace‐Hadrill

in The Frankish Church

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269069
eISBN:
9780191600777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269064.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Looks at the Gallo–Roman religious experience as a heritage for the Frankish (Germanic) Church. In the 5th century, the Gallo–Roman churches (rather than a Church) were separate Christian communities ... More


Bede’s Chronica Maiora: Early Insular History in a Universal Context

Diarmuid Scully

in Anglo-Saxon/Irish Relations before the Vikings

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264508
eISBN:
9780191734120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264508.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines the early insular history of Bede's Chronica Maiora in a universal context. It considers Bede's treatment of salvation history in the Chronica Maiora's account of the ... More


Ambrose 1

Henry Chadwick

in The Church in Ancient Society: From Galilee to Gregory the Great

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246953
eISBN:
9780191600463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246955.003.0040
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Considers Ambrose, bishop of Milan in the late fourth century, as a major figure in the differentiation between the Latin west and the Greek east and the establishment of orthodoxy as defined by the ... More


Epilogue: The changing world of Chromatius of Aquileia

Mark Humphries

in Communities of the Blessed: Social Environment and Religious Change in Northern Italy, AD 200-400

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269830
eISBN:
9780191683824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269830.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This epilogue discusses the role of Bishop Chromatius of Aquileia in providing reassurance to the people during the Gothic invasion of the Julian Alps and the Po Valley in northern Italy during the ... More


The Regime of Stilicho

Meaghan A. McEvoy

in Child Emperor Rule in the Late Roman West, AD 367-455

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199664818
eISBN:
9780191749544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664818.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 6 provides a detailed interrogation of the regime of the general Stilicho operating under the rule of the young emperor Honorius. It examines the difficulties Stilicho’s additional claims of ... More


“Wolves Devouring the Lambs of Christ”

John Howe

in Before the Gregorian Reform: The Latin Church at the Turn of the First Millennium

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452895
eISBN:
9781501703713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452895.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines how the Latin Church was reformed in the tenth century following a series of attacks on the Carolingian Empire by non-Christian invaders. The epic Battle of Maldon, composed in ... More


The Modern Origins of the Early Middle Ages

Ian Wood

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199650484
eISBN:
9780191747861
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199650484.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Modern Europe has been seen as having its origins in the Fall of the Roman Empire and the Barbarian Invasions of the fourth, fifth, and sixth centuries. As a result, the period has been drawn into a ... More


care of the dying: the barbarian invasions

letícia ludwig möller

in The Picture of Health: Medical Ethics and the Movies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199735365
eISBN:
9780190267520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199735365.003.0067
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter uses the film The Barbarian Invasions (2003) to set the stage for a discussion of care of the dying. The film focuses on history professor Rémy (Rémy Girard) who is dying of cancer. The ... More


“Enter Confidently into the War of the Lord God”

John Howe

in Before the Gregorian Reform: The Latin Church at the Turn of the First Millennium

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452895
eISBN:
9781501703713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452895.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines the connection between the rise of the West and the revival and reform of the Latin Church. At the end of the eleventh century, descendants of the demoralized Latin Christians ... More


Crisis and Transformation: Imperial Power in the Fifth Century

Adrastos Omissi

in Emperors and Usurpers in the Later Roman Empire: Civil War, Panegyric, and the Construction of Legitimacy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198824824
eISBN:
9780191863516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824824.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter serves as a postscript to the story of civil war and panegyric that has been set out in the previous pages, covering the period of just over 100 years that began with the accession of ... More


The Medieval Origins of the Legal Profession: Canonists, Civilians, and Courts

James A. Brundage

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226077598
eISBN:
9780226077611
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226077611.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

In the aftermath of sixth-century barbarian invasions, the legal profession that had grown and flourished during the Roman Empire vanished. Nonetheless, professional lawyers suddenly reappeared in ... More


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