Augustine and History relates history to Augustine's thoughts, life, and writings in several distinct but connected ways. The essays place Augustine in his historical context, analyze his theory and practice of historiography, and examine his impact on later historians and controversies. Augustine's intellect and influence are elaborated upon in contexts as disparate as the Fall of Rome, debates on the death penalty, and even the reactions to 9/11. This collection of scholarly essays is excellent for a wide-ranging academic audience. Book jacket.Doody, John is the author of 'Augustine and History', published 2007 under ISBN 9780739122709 and ISBN 0739122703.