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Pagans and Christians in Late Antiquity: A Sourcebook / Edition 1

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Overview

In this book A.D. Lee charts the rise to dominance of Christianity in the Roman empire. Using translated texts he explains the fortunes of both Pagans and Christians from the upheavals of the 3rd Century to the increasingly tumultuous times of the 5th and 6th centuries.
The book also examines important themes in Late Antiquity such as the growth of monasticism, the emerging power of bishops and the development of pilgrimage, and looks at the fate of other significant religious groups including the Jews, Zoroastrians and Manichaeans.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415138932
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/28/2000
  • Series: Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 1,193,107
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgements
Conventions and abbreviations
List of emperors
Glossary
Map
Introduction 1
Pt. I Pagans and Christians through time 13
1 Pagans in the third century 15
2 Christians in the third century 36
3 Pagans and Christians during the Tetrarchy 64
4 Constantine 80
5 Pagans and Christians in the mid-fourth century 94
6 Pagans and Christians in the late fourth century 111
7 Christianisation and its limits in the fifth and sixth centuries 132
Pt. II Other religious groups 149
8 Jews 151
9 Zoroastrians 169
10 Manichaeans 174
Pt. III Themes in late antique Christianity 185
11 Ascetics 187
12 Bishops 213
13 Material resources 227
14 Church life 241
15 Women 261
16 Pilgrims and holy places 272
Editions 298
Bibliography 301
Index of sources 315
General index 319
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