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Drijvers, Jan Willem

Overview
Works: 62 works in 225 publications in 8 languages and 7,139 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Legends  Biography  Sources  Church history 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Translator, Commentator, Other, dgs
Classifications: DG206.A4, B
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Most widely held works by Jan Willem Drijvers
The late Roman world and its historian : interpreting Ammianus Marcellinus by Jan Willem Drijvers( )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 1,869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ammianus Marcellinus, Greek by birth but writing in Latin c. A.D. 390, was the last great Roman historian. His writings are indispensable for all students of late antiquity as the basis for our knowledge of the late Roman world. He offers not only the 'traditional' Roman subject matter of emperors and high politics, military campaigning and foreign wars, but new features symptomatic of his age - the machinations of the imperial court, barbarian peoples and their leaders, the powerful Persian kingdom in the east and the influence of Christian bishops." "This book presents a collection of papers analysing Ammianus' writings from a variety of perspectives, including Ammianus as historian of, and participant in, Julian's Persian campaign, his identification with traditional religious attitudes and values in Rome and his view of the Persians. The contributors address the tension of Ammianus' dual role as both 'outside' external narrator and at the same time an 'insider' to the contemporary experiences and events which make up his surviving history"--Jacket
Cyril of Jerusalem : bishop and city by Jan Willem Drijvers( )

15 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Ammianus after Julian : the reign of Valentinian and Valens in Books 26-31 of the Res Gestae by Jan Den Boeft( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The papers in this volume treat historical, historiographical and literary aspects of the last six books of Ammianus Marcellinus' Res Gestae, which deal with the period between the death of Julian (363) and the Roman defeat at Hadrianople (378)
Helena Augusta : the mother of Constantine the Great and the legend of her finding of the true cross by Jan Willem Drijvers( Book )

22 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In general, the 'historical' picture of Helena presented in modern historiography is still confused by the unhistorical legend. This picture therefore needs the clarification afforded by a strict separation of historical and legendary material. That is the main aim of this book, which is consequently presented in two parts. In the first part an attempt is made to present something like a biography of Helena based on historically reliable data, i.e. non-legendary material, while in the second part the legend is treated."--Introduction, pages 2-3
Philological and historical commentary on Ammianus Marcellinus XXV by Jan den Boeft( )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a commentary on Book XXV of the Res Gestae by the fourth century historian Ammianus Marcellinus. The commentary discusses philological, literary, linguistic and historical problems in the Latin text
Portraits of spiritual authority : religious power in early Christianity, Byzantium, and the Christian Orient( Book )

15 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume deals with several figures of spiritual authority in Christianity during late antiquity and the early middle ages, and seeks to illuminate the way in which the struggle for religious influence evolved with changes in church and society."--Jacket
Centres of learning : learning and location in pre-modern Europe and the Near East by Jan Willem Drijvers( Book )

14 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Centres of Learning deals with the relation between learning and the locations in which that learning is carried out. It is the editors' belief that the character (and, in part, the content) of a particular aspect of learning is determined - or at least influenced - by the circumstances in which the learning process takes place. The contributions in this book deal with various aspects of learning, in a broad historical and geographical perspective, which ranges from Ancient Babylon, via classical Greece and Rome, and the Middle East (both Christian and Islamic), through to the Latin and vernacular cultures of the Christian West in the Middle Ages and Early Renaissance
The finding of the True Cross : the Judas Kyriakos legend in Syriac : introduction, text, and translation by Han J. W Drijvers( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The roots of the European tradition : proceedings of the 1987 Groningen Achaemenid History Workshop by Achaemenid History Workshop( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through travellers' eyes : European travellers on the Iranian monuments by Achaemenid History Workshop( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and German and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philological and historical commentary on Ammianus Marcellinus XXX by J. den Boeft( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first part of Book 30 of Ammianus Marcellinus' Res Gestae is devoted to the military and diplomatic struggle for Armenia between Valens, emperor of the East, and king Sapor II of Persia. The Romans successfully defend their position, until they are forced to deal with the Goths who threaten to cross the Danube border. The second half of Book 30 is dominated by Valentinian I, emperor of the West. Ammianus presents a kaleidoscopic picture of this emperor alternating between admiration for his military qualities and devotion to his duty and bitter criticism of his avarice and cruelty. The account of his death forms the conclusion of Ammianus' treatment of the history of the western half of the Empire --
Philological and historical commentary on Ammianus Marcellinus XXIII by Jan den Boeft( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The last book of Ammianus Marcellinus' Res Gestae is the most important source for a momentous event in European history: the invasion of the Goths across the Danube border into the Roman Empire and the ensuing battle of Adrianople (378 CE), in which a Roman army was annihilated and the emperor Valens lost his life. Many contemporaries were of the opinion that this defeat heralded the decline of the Empire. Ammianus is sharply critical of the way Valens and his generals handled the military situation, but holds on to his belief in the permanence of Roma Aeterna, reminding his readers of earlier crises from which the Empire had recovered and pointing to the incompetence of the barbarians in siege craft"
Syriac polemics : studies in honour of Gerrit Jan Reinink( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philological and historical commentary on Ammianus Marcellinus XXVIII by Jan den Boeft( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Latin and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continuing the series of philological and historical commentaries on Ammianus' Res Gestae this volume deals with Book 28, which is devoted primarily to the deplorable events in Rome during the reign of Valentinian and his defense of the Rhine frontier
Philological and historical commentary on Ammianus Marcellinus XXIX by J. den Boeft( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continuing the series of philological and historical commentaries on Ammianus' Res Gestae this volume deals with Book 29, which is devoted to the judicial terror in Antioch under Valens and the warfare in Africa and Central Europe under Theodosius and Valentinian respectively
Ik hadde de nieusgierigheid : de reizen door het Nabije Oosten van Cornelis de Bruijn (ca. 1652-1727) by Cornelis de Bruyn( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in Dutch and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In het land van de Bijbel : reisverslag van Egeria, een dame uit de vierde eeuw by Egeria( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in Dutch and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een Romeinse vrouw uit de late vierde eeuw na Chr. beschrijft haar reis vanuit West-Europa naar Jeruzalem, vanwaaruit zij tussen 381 en 384 na Chr. kortere expedities onderneemt naar o.a. Egypte
Keizer Constantijn : zijn levensbeschrijving door Eusebius van Caesarea by Eusebius( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in Dutch and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Op 28 oktober 312 versloeg keizer Constantijn zijn tegenstander Maxentius bij de Milvische brug over de Tiber, net buiten de muren van Rome. Voorafgaande aan deze slag kreeg Constantijn zijn beroemde visioen van een kruis, vaak gezien als zijn motivatie om zich tot het christendom te bekeren. Het Edict van Milaan, dat Constantijn in 313 uitvaardigde, kondigde een algehele godsdienstvrijheid af en gaf christenen voor het eerst in hun geschiedenis de gelegenheid hun geloof in vrijheid te beoefenen. In zijn Vita Constantini - na zeventien eeuwen voor het eerst in het Nederlands vertaald - beschrijft bisschop Eusebius het leven van zijn beroemde tijdgenoot vanuit een expliciet christelijk perspectief. In de inleiding bij de vertaling wordt aandacht besteed aan Eusebius, Constantijn en hun onderlinge relatie, de ontstaansgeschiedenis, de bronnen en het karakter van de Vita Constantini, de teksttraditie en de waarde van de Vita Constantini als historische bron"--
Philological and historical commentary on Ammianus Marcellinus by P. de Jonge( Book )

in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Achaemenid history. European travellers on the Iranian monuments by 1989, Groningen) Achaemenid History Workshop (9( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The late Roman world and its historian : interpreting Ammianus Marcellinus
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Cyril of Jerusalem : bishop and cityHelena Augusta : the mother of Constantine the Great and the legend of her finding of the true crossPhilological and historical commentary on Ammianus Marcellinus XXVPortraits of spiritual authority : religious power in early Christianity, Byzantium, and the Christian OrientCentres of learning : learning and location in pre-modern Europe and the Near EastSyriac polemics : studies in honour of Gerrit Jan ReininkPhilological and historical commentary on Ammianus Marcellinus
Alternative Names
Drijvers, J. W.

Drijvers, J.W. 1956-

Drijvers, J. W. (Jan Willem)

Drijvers, J. W. (Jan Willem), 1956-

Drijvers, Jan W., 1956-

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