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THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCH,
- from our Lord's incarnation, to the twelfth year of the Emperor Mauricius Tiberius, or the Year of Christ 594. As it was written in Greek by Eusebius Pamphilus, Bishop of Casarea in Palestine; Socrates Scholasticus, native of Constantinope; and Evagrius Scholasticus, born at Epiphania in Syria Secunda. Made English from that edition of these historians, which Valesius published at Paris in the years 1659, 1668, and 1673. Also, the Life of Constantine in four books, written by Eusebius Pamphilus; with Constantine's Oration to the Convention of the Saints, and Eusebius's Speech in praise of Constantine spoken at his Tricennalia. Valesius's annotations on these authors are done into English, and set at their proper places in the margin; as likewise a translation of his account of their lives and writings. Pp. [ii]+20+[36](contents)+700+[22](indices), most text double column, 2 large folding maps [of Persia and the Roman Empire], the main title page printed in red & black, indices; f'cap. folio; contemporary blind tooled calf boards, lightly worn (heavier at corners), with early repairs to edges, and a few small surface chips, rebacked, with modern dark brown leather spine decorated in blind between raised bands, and gilt lettered red leather title label; new endpapers; the title page (which is chipped and torn at edges) neatly reinserted on a recent backing sheet, several small edge chips or splits with occasional neat paper repairs, a few tiny wormholes and a couple of small scorch marks, scattered light foxing, occasional creasing and soiling (including a few small ink blots and damps spots); printed by J. M. for Awnsham and John Churchill, London, 1708; 1709. Second edition. Lowndes p. 763. *Three early church histories in one volume, first published thus in 1683. Based on the esteemed translation of the French philologist and classical historian Henricus Valesius, or Henri Valois (1603-1676), Lowndes describes this as the best edition of 'the best English translation' (the first edition did not contain the maps, the chronological index of Popes and Emperors, or the 'observations' on the maps by E. Wells). Eusebius (c. AD262-340) was a protege of the Emperor Constantine, and in 314 became Bishop of Caesarea. Known as 'the father of ecclesiastical history', his History of the Christian Church, completed in 324 or early in 325 is his most notable work. The Greek historian Socrates of Constantinople, also known as Socrates Scholasticus, was born c. AD380. His church history continued the work of Eusebius, but gave more emphasis to the the role of the Emperor in church affairs, and also included some secular history. Evagrius Scholasticus (c. AD536 -594 or later) studied and practised law in Syria, under the patronage of the Patriarch of Antioch. His ecclesiastical history extended the earlier work of Euseubius and Socrates Scholasticus, covering the period from the Second Council of Ephesus in 431 to the twelfth year of reign of the Emperor Maurice.
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