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Peter Brown

AKA Peter Robert Lamont Brown

Born: 26-Jul-1935
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian

Nationality: Ireland
Executive summary: The Rise of Western Christendom

Wife: Friedl Esther Löw-Beer (m. 1959, two daughters)
Wife: Patricia Ann Fortini (m. 1980)
Wife: Elizabeth Gilliam (m. 1989)

    High School: Aravon School
    High School: Shrewsbury School
    University: New College, Oxford University (1956)
    University: Merton College, Oxford University
    Fellow: All Souls College, Oxford University (1956-75)
    Lecturer: Medieval History, Merton College, Oxford University (1970-75)
    Reader: Merton College, Oxford University (1973-75)
    Professor: Modern History, Royal Holloway College, University of London (1975-78)
    Administrator: Chairman, Dept. of History, Royal Holloway College, University of London (1975-78)
    Professor: Classics and History, University of California at Berkeley (1978-86)
    Professor: Rollins Professor of History, Princeton University (1986-2011)

    American Academy of Arts and Sciences 1979
    American Philosophical Society 1995
    British Academy 1971
    MacArthur Fellowship 1982
    Heineken Prize for History 1994
    Ausonius Prize for Ancient History 1999

Author of books:
Augustine of Hippo: A Biography (1967, biography)
The World of Late Antiquity, AD 150 -- 750 (1971, history)
The Making of Late Antiquity (1978, history)
The Cult of the Saints: Its Rise and Function in Latin Christianity (1981, religion)
Society and the Holy in Late Antiquity (1982, history)
The Body and Society: Men, Women, and Sexual Renunciation in Early Christianity (1988, religion)
Power and Persuasion Late Antiquity: Towards a Christian Empire (1992, history)
The Rise of Western Christendom (1995, religion)
Authority and the Sacred: Aspects of the Christianisation of the Roman World (1995, religion)
Poverty and Leadership in the Later Roman Empire (2001, history)
Through the Eye of a Needle: Wealth, the Fall of Rome, and the Making of Christianity in the West, 350 -- 550 AD (2012, religion)


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