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By John Moorhead

An account, and evaluation, of the occupation of St Ambrose (339-397), from 374 bishop of Milan and one of many 4 medical professionals of the Christian Church (with Sts. Jerome, Augustine and Gregory the Great). A key determine within the transition of the later Roman Empire into its medieval successor, Western Christendom, Ambrose was once deeply all in favour of the political, social and spiritual problems with his day: struggles among church and nation (especially with Emperor Theodosius), the struggle opposed to heresy, yet he additionally had a deep impact on Church proposal resembling the position and standing of ladies. John Moorhead considers a lot of these dimensions in a ebook that would be of compelling curiosity to historians of the Church and the overdue classical international and classical studies.

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