10. Augustine's Information Circuits

  1. Mark Vessey
  1. Claire Sotinel

Published Online: 2 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118255483.ch10

A Companion to Augustine

A Companion to Augustine

How to Cite

Sotinel, C. (2012) Augustine's Information Circuits, in A Companion to Augustine (ed M. Vessey), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118255483.ch10

Editor Information

  1. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Author Information

  1. Université Paris Est Créteil, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 14 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405159463

Online ISBN: 9781118255483



  • Augustine, and the information circuits;
  • Augustine's place, networks of communication of his day;
  • communication, and the churches;
  • circulation of information, dissemination of normative decisions;
  • debates among churches of Theodosian, regional in nature;
  • Africa and ecclesiastical affairs, complex nature of communications;
  • diffusion of ideas, in the Christian milieux;
  • Augustine's correspondence, isolated episcopal correspondents;
  • social networks, the thread in information circulation


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Networks of Communication in the Christian Empire in Augustine's Time

  • Social Networks and Communication: The Case of Augustine

  • Conclusion

  • Further Reading