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Writing the late Roman Empire: Method and sources

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This chapter concentrates on the primary sources, linked with an apparent disdain for the scholarly literature, and more broadly, A.H.M. Jones? attitude to history, to his own and other people?s history-writing. First the author introduces a singular source which became available to him. It is a box of Jones? papers; these were almost entirely notes made for the Later Roman Empire. Also in the Jones box there were incomplete versions of papers subsequently published on the eminent historians Michael Rostovtzeff and Ernst Stein, preserved on the reverse of pages bearing notes made on some late antique source. The papers on Stein and Rostovtzeff furnish valuable, direct evidence of Jones? own attitudes to history-writing at a formative stage. In them one can catch a glimpse of his aims and vision for his own Late Roman Empire project, and his views as to what makes a historian great.

Keywords: A.H.M. Jones; Ernst Stein; history-writing; Later Roman Empire; Michael Rostovtzeff



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