By David Gwynn
The looks in 1964 of A.H.M. Jones' "The Later Roman Empire 284-602: A Social, fiscal, and Administrative Survey" reworked the learn of the overdue old international. during this quantity a couple of top students think again the influence of Jones' nice paintings, the affects that formed his scholarship, and the legacy he left for later generations. Jones' old approach, his primary wisdom of past due Roman political, social, fiscal and non secular constructions, and his recognized evaluate of the Decline and Fall of Rome are re-examined the following within the gentle of recent study. This quantity bargains a worthwhile reduction to teachers and scholars alike who search to raised comprehend and make the most the necessary source that's the Later Roman Empire. participants comprise 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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Lewis of Christ Church. 23 There was, however, a progressive deterioration in his attitude to the scholarly literature. Crook, with reference to Jones’ last years, talks of Jones’ becoming obsessional in his preference for primary over secondary sources, so that “he did not particularly care whether he was up to date with the secondary literature on the subject”. 24 Crook finds here not arrogance, but “a rather over-rigid adherence to principle”; while Brunt talks of Jones’ confidence “that in setting out what he saw as certain or probable, on the basis of his mastery of the original evidence, he would have much to say that was true, which others had not discerned”.
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. (1970) “Obituary: Arnold Hugh Martin Jones”, JRS 60 (1970) 186–87 Ministry of Labour and National Service: report for the years 1939–1946, presented by the Minister of Labour and National Service to Parliament by Command of His Majesty, September 1947 (London 1947) Momigliano A.
In them he corrects and supplements the articles and monographs which he cites, and where, as often, the evidence had not been previously collected by himself or others, cites it in detail, often with reasoned emendations of the published texts of inscriptions and papyri. Jones when he wrote these words apparently accepted that he was falling short of the standards set by Rostovtzeff; but there is the clear implication that the latter was superhuman. ’ On this definition Rostovtzeff may without further ado be admitted to have been a genius”.
A.H.M. Jones and the Later Roman Empire (Brill's Series on the Early Middle Ages) by David Gwynn