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Gregory the Great and his World

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  • ISBN-13: 9780521586085
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date: Oct 13, 1997
  • Pages: 268 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.59 x 8.98 x 5.98 inches


The book is a study of Gregory the Great, the pope who sent Augustine (of Canterbury) and his fellow missionaries to convert the heathen English to Christianity (597). Markus gives a full account of Gregory's life and work, his thought and spirituality, within the setting of the world at the end of the sixth century. At a time of catastrophic change in Europe, Gregory's work as pope stands on the threshold of medieval Western Europe. The book deals with every aspect of his pontificate, providing a major contribution to the study of late antique society.

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