Power & Persuasion Late Antiquity / Edition 1

Power & Persuasion Late Antiquity / Edition 1

by Peter Brown (2)
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0299133443

ISBN-13: 9780299133443

Pub. Date: 05/01/2009

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press


Peter Brown, perhaps the greatest living authority on Mediterranean civilization in late antiquity, traces the growing power of Christian bishops as they wrested influence from philosophers, who had traditionally advised the rulers of Graeco-Roman society.  In the new “Christian empire,” the ancient bonds of citizen to citizen and of each city to

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Peter Brown, perhaps the greatest living authority on Mediterranean civilization in late antiquity, traces the growing power of Christian bishops as they wrested influence from philosophers, who had traditionally advised the rulers of Graeco-Roman society.  In the new “Christian empire,” the ancient bonds of citizen to citizen and of each city to its benefactors were replaced by a common Christianity and common loyalty to a distant, Christian autocrat.  This transformation of the Roman empire from an ancient to a medieval society, he argues, is among the most far-reaching consequences of the rise of Christianity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299133443
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
05/01/2009
Series:
Curti Lecture Series, #1988
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
196
Sales rank:
818,951
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)

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