Interpreting Late Antiquity: Essays on the Postclassical World

Interpreting Late Antiquity: Essays on the Postclassical World

by G. W. Bowersock
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0674005988

ISBN-13: 9780674005983

Pub. Date: 11/15/2001

Publisher: Harvard University Press


The era of late antiquity—from the middle of the third century to the end of the eighth—was marked by the rise of two world religions, unprecedented political upheavals that remade the map of the known world, and the creation of art of enduring glory. In these eleven in-depth essays, drawn from the award-winning reference work Late Antiquity: A

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The era of late antiquity—from the middle of the third century to the end of the eighth—was marked by the rise of two world religions, unprecedented political upheavals that remade the map of the known world, and the creation of art of enduring glory. In these eleven in-depth essays, drawn from the award-winning reference work Late Antiquity: A Guide to the Postclassical World, an international cast of experts provides essential information and fresh perspectives on this period's culture and history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674005983
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
11/15/2001
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
0.68(w) x 6.69(h) x 9.61(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Maps

Remaking the Past, by Averil Cameron

Sacred Landscapes, by Béatrice Caseau

Philosophical Tradition and the Self, by Henry Chadwick

Varieties of Religious Community, by Garth Fowden

Barbarians and Ethnicity, by Patrick J. Geary

War and Violence, by Brent D. Shaw

Empire Building, by Christopher Kelly

Christian Triumph and Controversy, by Richard Lim

Islam, by Hugh Kennedy

The Good Life, by Henry Maguire

Habitat, by Yizhar Hirschfeld

Abbreviations

Contributors

Index

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