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The Rise of Western Christendom: Triumph and Diversity, A.D. 200-1000 / Edition 3
     

The Rise of Western Christendom: Triumph and Diversity, A.D. 200-1000 / Edition 3

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by Peter Brown
 

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ISBN-10: 1118301269

ISBN-13: 9781118301265

Pub. Date: 02/04/2013

Publisher: Wiley

This tenth anniversary revised edition of the authoritative text on Christianity’s first thousand years of history features a new preface, additional color images, and an updated bibliography. The essential general survey of medieval European Christendom, Brown’s vivid prose charts the compelling and tumultuous rise of an institution that came to wield

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This tenth anniversary revised edition of the authoritative text on Christianity’s first thousand years of history features a new preface, additional color images, and an updated bibliography. The essential general survey of medieval European Christendom, Brown’s vivid prose charts the compelling and tumultuous rise of an institution that came to wield enormous religious and secular power.

• Clear and vivid history of Christianity’s rise and its pivotal role in the making of Europe
• Written by the celebrated Princeton scholar who originated of the field of study known as ‘late antiquity’
• Includes a fully updated bibliography and index

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118301265
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/04/2013
Series:
Making of Europe Series , #5
Edition description:
10th Anniversary Revised Edition
Pages:
712
Sales rank:
478,834
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.50(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Preface to the Revised Anniversary Edition xi

Preface to the Second Edition xlviii

Introduction 1

Part I Empire and Aftermath: A.D . 200–500 35

1 “The Laws of Countries”: Prologue and Overview 37

2 Christianity and Empire 54

3 Tempora Christiana : Christian Times 72

4 Virtutes sanctorum . . . strages gentium : “Deeds of Saints . . . Slaughter of Nations” 93

5 On the Frontiers: Noricum, Ireland, and Francia 123

Part II Divergent Legacies: A.D . 500–600 143

6 Reverentia, rusticitas : Caesarius of Arles to Gregory of Tours 145

7 Bishops, City, and Desert: East Rome 166

8 Regimen animarum : Gregory the Great 190

Part III The End of Ancient Christianity: A.D . 600–750 217

9 Powerhouses of Prayer: Monasticism in Western Europe 219

10 The Making of a Sapiens : Religion and Culture in Continental Europe and in Ireland 232

11 Medicamenta paenitentiae : Columbanus 248

12 Christianity in Asia and the Rise of Islam 267

13 “The Changing of the Kingdoms”: Christians under Islam 295

14 Christianities of the North: Ireland 321

15 Christianities of the North: The Saxons of Britain 340

16 Micro-Christendoms 355

Part IV New Christendoms: A.D . 750–1000 381

17 The Crisis of the Image: The Byzantine Iconoclast Controversy 383

18 The Closing of the Frontier: Frisia and Germany 408

19 “To Rule the Christian People”: Charlemagne 434

20 In gçar dagum , “In Days of Yore”: Northern Christendom and its Past 464

Notes 490

Coordinated Chronological Tables 573

Bibliography 578

Primary Sources 578

Secondary Sources 589

Index

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The Rise of Western Christendom: Triumph and Diversity, A.D. 200-1000 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
casa42 More than 1 year ago
This is a beautifully written thought provoking book. My entire understanding of the fall of Rome and the so-called barbarian invasions was revised. His description of the spread of Christianity in the West helps to explain how western Europe came to be what it was prior to the Middle Ages. He also has many interesting things to say about the Eastern Empire and the rise of Islam. I highly recommend this book to anyone with an interest in Late Antiquity and the spread of Christianity.