The Rise of Western Christendom: Triumph and Diversity, 200-1000 AD (Making of Europe Series) by Peter Brown (2), Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
The Rise of Western Christendom: Triumph and Diversity, 200-1000 AD (Making of Europe Series)

The Rise of Western Christendom: Triumph and Diversity, 200-1000 AD (Making of Europe Series)

by Peter Brown (2)
     
 
This is a history of the people, struggles, defeats and victories, ideas and actions that together comprise the history of the first one thousand years of Christianity.

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This is a history of the people, struggles, defeats and victories, ideas and actions that together comprise the history of the first one thousand years of Christianity.

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History
The author's vast learning is evident on almost every page and the book confirms Brown's status as one of the leading scholars of the early Christian world.
Library Journal
This is not a history of the Christian church but rather "an attempt to study late antique and early medieval Christianity as it encountered and adjusted to changing situations in changing environments." The period covered is from the conversion of Constantine in 312 to the adoption of Christianity in Iceland in 1000, by which time a Western civilization distinctly different from the East had emerged.
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The Economist Review
Under the directorship of a French historian, Jacques Le Goff, the publishers have achieved something refreshing and unpredictable.
Times Literary Supplement
Very distinct in detail and presentation.
From the Publisher
"The Rise of Western Christendom is not only an essential guide for those interested in late antiquity...Pondered carefully, it is also a book for the Christendom of our own times." New York Review of Books

"The author's vast learning is evident on almost every page and the book confirms Brown's status as one of the leading scholars of the early Christian world." History

"There is no better introduction to what western Christendom became than this fine and delightfully readable study." The Economist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557861368
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/1995
Series:
Making of Europe Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.17(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.31(d)

Meet the Author

Peter Brown is Rollings Professor of History at Princeton University. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Royal Historical Society. His previous books include Society and the Holy in Late Antiquity (1982); The Body and Society: men, women and sexual renunciation in Early Christianity (1989) and Power and Persuasion in Late Antiquity: towards a Christian Empire (1992).

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