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The Mediterranean World in Late Antiquity provides both a detailed introduction to late antiquity, and a direct challenge to the conventional views of the end of the empire.
A world expert on the subject, Averil Cameron focuses on the changes and continuities in Mediterranean society as a whole before the Arab conquests of the seventh century.
With modern, in-depth archaeological evidence, this all-round factual, historical and thematic study of the west and eastern empires will become the standard work on the period. With suggested specialized reading, it should already be an essential item on the reading lists of classical studies and archaeology students.
1. Constantinople and the Eastern Empire in the Fifth Century 2. The Empire, the Barbarians and the Late Roman Army 3. Church and Society 4. Late Roman Social Structures and the Late Roman Economy 5. Justinian and Reconquest 6. Culture and Mentality 7. Urban Change and the End of Antiquity 8. The Eastern Mediterranean – Settlement and Change
Posted January 31, 2006