Book Review: 428 AD

Edge Induced Cohesion

428 AD:  An Ordinary Year At The End Of The Roman Empire, by Guisto Traina

This book was a very enjoyable one to read, and followed the pattern of a few books that view a particular time rather than a particular person as the context in which to organize a work of history [1].  This is an approach I enjoyed here, and definitely one that I will have to explore more in the future, as it allows a writer to pursue various threads of material at the same time that share a context even if they are usually viewed together.  As a way of joining together material that is largely unknown and often viewed in isolation, this approach to historical context is a worthy one in that it provides the opportunity for insight by seeing the same facts in a different way.  Although I am not familiar with any of…

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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