The Barbarian Conversion: From Paganism to Christianity / Edition 1

The Barbarian Conversion: From Paganism to Christianity / Edition 1

by Richard Fletcher, R. A. Fletcher
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520218590

ISBN-13: 9780520218598

Pub. Date: 11/01/1999

Publisher: University of California Press

In a work of splendid scholarship that reflects both a firm mastery of difficult sources and a keen intuition, one of Britain's foremost medievalists tells the story of the Christianization of Europe. It is a very large story, for conversion encompassed much more than religious belief. With it came enormous cultural change: Latin literacy and books, Roman

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In a work of splendid scholarship that reflects both a firm mastery of difficult sources and a keen intuition, one of Britain's foremost medievalists tells the story of the Christianization of Europe. It is a very large story, for conversion encompassed much more than religious belief. With it came enormous cultural change: Latin literacy and books, Roman notions of law and property, and the concept of town life, as well as new tastes in food, drink, and dress. Whether from faith or by force, from self-interest or by revelation, conversion had an immense impact that is with us even today. It is Richard Fletcher's achievement in this superb work that he makes that impact both felt and understood.

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ISBN-13:
9780520218598
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
11/01/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
575
Sales rank:
1,137,263
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

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