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Julius Africanus und die Christliche Weltchronistik
Wallraff, Martin, editor

Berlin: de Gruyter, 2006 pp. x + 346. $132.30

Series Information
Texte und Untersuchungen zur Geschichte der altchristlichen Literatur, 157


Description: Julius Africanus (3rd cent.) has been called the “Father of Christian Chronography” – the exact calculation of dates and ages (such as the date of the Incarnation, and indirectly also of the end of the world). At the same time, however, he also presents the beginnings of a Christian universal history (Universal Chronicle), a genre which decisively influenced the historical thinking of both Orient and Occident over hundreds of years. The present studies open up this literature – some of which is virtually inaccessible – and make significant contributions to research into Latin, Greek and Oriental representations of the genre of universal chronicle.

Subjects: Early Christian Literature, Literature

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Review by Jutta Tloka
Published 7/14/2007
Citation: Jutta Tloka, review of Martin Wallraff, ed., Julius Africanus und die Christliche Weltchronistik, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2007).


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