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Theodore (Byzantine Trilogy #1)

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Theodore is a fictionalised account of Theodore of Tarsus, a homosexual priest who disliked authority but who ended up as the Archbishop of Canterbury by papal command. He proved to be an unexpected success with the native Anglo-Saxons.
Paperback, 304 pages
Published November 1st 2001 by Dedalus
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Jul 23, 2015 Ambre rated it liked it
The writing skill is good enough, but the book is about a character most of us have never heard of, and he doesn't even have a name for half of the book. The book gets really bogged in anthropological discussions of religion and complex issues of theology and really never develops the character or lets us know what life was like for a person of the time. The references to theology that defined orthodoxy as though it was a major factor in day to day life in the 7th century is kind of puzzling. Th ...more
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Christopher Harris, born in 1951, is a British science teacher (biologist) and writer.
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Other Books in the Series

Byzantine Trilogy (4 books)
  • False Ambassador
  • Memoirs of a Byzantine Eunuch
  • Mappamundi

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