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Gregory of Tours: Life of the Fathers (Translated Texts for Historians) [Paperback]

Edward James
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1 Feb 1988 Translated Texts for Historians (Book 1)
This is the first translation into English of "Life of the Fathers", a collection of twenty lives of saints which present a cross-section of the Gallic Church and are a counterpart to the secular society described in Gregory's History of the Franks.

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  • Paperback: 172 pages
  • Publisher: Liverpool University Press; 2Rev Ed edition (1 Feb 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0853233276
  • ISBN-13: 978-0853233275
  • Product Dimensions: 20.9 x 16.1 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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...a valuable and notable contribution to expanding the amount of source materials for Late Antiquity... -- Patristics

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4.0 out of 5 stars Not unless you're reeeeally interested 16 July 2012
By Dregott
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As "hinted" in the title, this book is not a suitable entrypoint unless you're actually interested in, or studying, the period. If you are however, it is a real gem; providing glimpses not only into Gregory of Tours (rather sizeable) ego, but also into the tradition, culture and life in everyday Merovingian France. Gregory is - as always- wonderfully biased, but this does not make the text less useful or interesting if read carefully. The edition is also full of helpful footnotes, making it a useful reference-point for anyone studying the period.
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