Attention, plus que quelques exemplaires disponibles
SC 516 Histoire ecclésiastique, Livres VII-IX
Collection Sources chrétiennes - N° 516
496 pages - avril 2008
The three last Books of Sozomen’s ‘Historia Ecclesiastica’ tell the history of the Church and of the Christian Empire during a fifty-year period (379 – c. 425) under the successive representatives of the Theodosian dynasty: Theodosius the Great, his sons Arcadius in the East and Honorius in the West, his grandson Theodosius II governed by his eldest sister Pulcheria, the most charismatic and brilliant princess of the Theodosian age. Although the book today remains unfinished, its irrefutable historical interest and literary charm lie in the fact that it assembles two diverse viewpoints: that of deepest Palestine, Sozomen’s place of birth; and the radiant Constantinople where he lived, practiced his profession as a lawyer and above all, wrote. His ‘History’ brings us the rare pleasure of seeing them united in the same picture, echoing one another, while the narrative sacrifices neither the officialdom incarnated by the emperors, nor the spiritual penchant represented by the Bishop and ‘martyr’, Jean Chrysostome. From Bethelia, near Gaza, his ‘little homeland’, to Constantinople, the political, cultural and religious capital, his ‘History’ unfolds into a vast, harmonious synthesis which embraces the silent desert, inhabited by the meditation of monks, and the tumultuous passions of the ‘New Rome’.
- Dimensions : 125x195x35
- ISBN : 9782204085816
- Poids : 535 grammes