The Influence of French Colonialism on Patristic Studies: Archaeology and Colonial Resistance between 1930 and 1962.

Hunt, Thomas E. (2019) The Influence of French Colonialism on Patristic Studies: Archaeology and Colonial Resistance between 1930 and 1962. Journal of Early Christian Studies. ISSN 1067-6341 (In Press)

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Abstract

The work of H.-I. Marrou is important in historiographic accounts of the development of patristic studies and late antiquity. From the 1930s onwards, Marrou and his peers made use of material evidence from North Africa produced by the rapidly professionalizing discipline of archaeology. Archaeological engagement with the past was determined by the wider colonial context in which these excavations took place and this shaped the representation of late ancient Christianity, particularly the life and work of Augustine of Hippo. At the same time, however, Augustine’s work gave Marrou the means to challenge France’s prosecution of the Algerian War.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an accepted version of the article Hunt, Thomas E. ‘The Influence of French Colonialism on Patristic Studies: Archaeology and Colonial Resistance between 1930 and 1962’, Journal of Early Christian Studies, (In Press).
Divisions: Faculty of of Arts, Society and Professional Studies > Department of Art and Humanities
Depositing User: Ms Hazel Barham
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2019 13:17
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2019 13:41
URI: http://newman.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/17265

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