Caesarius of Arles: The Making of a Christian Community in Late Antique Gaul

Caesarius of Arles: The Making of a Christian Community in Late Antique Gaul

by William E. Klingshirn
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521528526

ISBN-13: 9780521528528

Pub. Date: 10/31/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book studies the processes by which the pagan Roman Empire was transformed into the Christian Middle Ages. Drawing on the perspectives of social history, archaeology and anthropology, it focuses on the strategies of Bishop Caesarius of Arles (470SH542 AD) to promote Christian values, practices and beliefs among the pagans, Jews and Christians of southern

Overview

This book studies the processes by which the pagan Roman Empire was transformed into the Christian Middle Ages. Drawing on the perspectives of social history, archaeology and anthropology, it focuses on the strategies of Bishop Caesarius of Arles (470SH542 AD) to promote Christian values, practices and beliefs among the pagans, Jews and Christians of southern France, and on the resistance provoked by his efforts among the population. This is the first book in English about Caesarius, and the only book to discuss southern Gaul during the sixth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521528528
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/31/2003
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series, #22
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
341
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. In search of the vita perfecta; 2. Late Roman Arles; 3. The making of a reformer; 4. Visigothic Arles and its bishop; 5. The Ostrogothic peace; 6. Christian rhetoric and ritual action; 7. Christianity as a community religion; 8. The limits of Christianisation; 9. The coming of the Franks; 10. The legacy of Caesarius.

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