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Arians and Vandals of the 4th-6th Centuries

Annotated translations of the historical works by Bishops Victor of Vita (Historia Persecutionis Africanae Provinciae) and Victor of Tonnena (Chronicon), and of the religious works by Bishop Victor of Cartenna (De Paenitentia) and Saints Ambrose (De Fide Orthodoxa contra Arianos), and Athanasius (Expositio Fidei)

Author(s): John R. C. Martyn, Preface by David O’Brien

Book Description

As a background to this study of the Arians and Vandals in North Africa, and their impact on the Catholic Church, three books have been written recently by John Martyn, investigating the same period (late sixth century) and the same country. They are, firstly, Pope Gregory's Letters (published with commentary and translation by P.I.M.S, three vols, 2, 2004); see introduction pp 32-42 and epp 1.74, 2.36 and 11.7, and for the Manichean heresy, see epp 2.31, 5.7 and 6.14. Next, the Life of Saint Gregory, bishop of Agrigento (published with his commentary and translation by Edwin Mellen, 2004), is set in North Africa in chapters 7-30, and also covers the main schisms of that time. Finally, in a book on Saint Leander, Archbishop of Seville, soon to be published by Lexington Books, in Maryland, he shows that Leander's parents and baby sister were forced to flee from their home in Cartagena to Carthage, from where the Vandals had recently been expelled. Note also his review of L'Afrique Vandale et Byzantine: Ie Partie,' Paris, 2002, which was published in Parergon, 21,1,2004, pp 155-157, and involved a study of the same schisms, history and archaeology of North Africa.


ISBN-13: 978-1-8471-8991-2
ISBN-10: 1-84718-991-1
Date of Publication: 01/11/2008
Pages / Size: 270 / A5
Price: £34.99


Prof. John Martyn is a Senior Fellow in the School of Historical Studies at Melbourne University. A graduate of Cambridge in 1958, he has since then had over 20 books and 100 articles and reviews published. A copy of his work on Pope Gregory’s Latin epistles (The Letters of Gregory the Great, P.I.M.S., Toronto, 2004, 3 vols) was warmly received by the Pope, and one on The Siege of Mazagâo (Peter Lang, New York, 1994) is being turned into a feature film, for which he is the director.