The Rise of Western Christendom: Triumph and Diversity A.D. 200-1000 (The Making of Europe Series) / Edition 2
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The Rise of Western Christendom: Triumph and Diversity A.D. 200-1000 (The Making of Europe Series) / Edition 2

by Peter Brown, Peter Brown
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631221387

ISBN-13: 9780631221388

Pub. Date: 01/28/2003

Publisher: Wiley

This book offers a vivid, compelling history of the first thousand years of Christianity. For the second edition, the book has been thoroughly rewritten and expanded. It includes two new chapters, as well as an extensive preface in which the author reflects on the scholarly traditions which have influenced his work and explains his current thinking about the book's…  See more details below

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This book offers a vivid, compelling history of the first thousand years of Christianity. For the second edition, the book has been thoroughly rewritten and expanded. It includes two new chapters, as well as an extensive preface in which the author reflects on the scholarly traditions which have influenced his work and explains his current thinking about the book's themes.

  • New edition of popular account of the first 1000 years of Christianity.
  • Thoroughly rewritten, with extensive new preface of author's current thinking.
  • Includes new maps, substantial bibliography, and numerous chronological tables.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631221388
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Series:
Making of Europe Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
636
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 9.05(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps.

Preface.

Introduction.

Part I: Empire and Aftermath: AD 200–500.

1. ‘The Laws of Countries": Prologue and Overview.

2. Christianity and Empire.

3. Tempora Christiana: Christian Times.

4. Virtutes sanctorum . strages gentium: “Deeds of Saints . Slaughter of Nations”. 5. On the Frontier: Noricum, Ireland, and Francia.

Part II: Divergent Legacies: AD 500–750.

6. Reverentia, rusticitas: Caesarius of Arles to Gregory of Tours.

7. Bishops, City, and Desert: East Rome.

8. Regimen animarum: Gregory the Great.

Part III: The End of Ancient Christianity: AD 600–750.

9. Powerhouses of Prayer: Monasticism in Western Europe.

10. The Making of a Sapiens: Religion and Culture in Continental Europe.

and in Ireland.

11. Medicamenta paenitentiae: Columbanus.

12. Christianity in Asia and the Rise of Islam.

13. “The Changing of the Kingdoms”: Christians under Islam.

14. Christianities of the North: Ireland.

15. Christianities of the North: The Saxons of Britain.

16. Micro-Christendoms.

Part IV: New Christendoms: AD 750-1000.

17. The Crisis of the Image: The Byzantine Iconoclast Controversy.

18. Closing the Frontier: Frisia and Germany.

19. “To Rule the Christian People”: Charlemagne.

17. In gear gagum: “In Days of Yore”: Northern Christendom and its Past.

Notes.

Coordinated Chronological Tables.

Bibliography: Primary Sources; Secondary Sources.

Index.

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