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This chapter aims at determining to what extent contemporary ideas and conceptions belonging or referring to the world of war changed subsequent to the end of Roman Peace in the West, by using the example of early Christian Gaul. By examining this question from an ideative perspective, this investigation wanted to get new insights into the processes of change the world underwent between late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages. The chapter analyses the different perspectives that may be determined from the written evidence with regard to war and those who fought. It discusses the extent to which the use of military force and the waging of war were assessed differently by ecclesiastical authors, compared with secular and non-Roman writers. The chapter focuses on ideas and concepts derived from the world of war as they are frequently found in Christian tradition.

Keywords: Christian Gaul; Christian tradition; military force; Roman; world of war



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