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The World of Late Antiquity: A.D. 150-750 / Edition 1
     

The World of Late Antiquity: A.D. 150-750 / Edition 1

by Peter Brown
 

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ISBN-10: 0393958035

ISBN-13: 9780393958034

Pub. Date: 03/28/1989

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

This remarkable study in social and cultural change explains how and why the Late Antique world, between c. 150 and c. 750 A.D., came to differ from "Classical civilization."
These centuries, as the author demonstrates, were the era in which the most deeply rooted of ancient institutions disappeared for all time. By 476 the Russian empire had vanished from

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This remarkable study in social and cultural change explains how and why the Late Antique world, between c. 150 and c. 750 A.D., came to differ from "Classical civilization."
These centuries, as the author demonstrates, were the era in which the most deeply rooted of ancient institutions disappeared for all time. By 476 the Russian empire had vanished from western Europe; by 655 the Persian empire had vanished from the Near East. Mr. Brown, Professor of History at Princeton University, examines these changes and men's reactions to them, but his account shows that the period was also one of outstanding new beginnings and defines the far-reaching impact both of Christianity on Europe and of Islam on the Near East. The result is a lucid answer to a crucial question in world history; how the exceptionally homogeneous Mediterranean world of c. 200 A.D. became divided into the three mutually estranged societies of the Middle Ages: Catholic Western Europe, Byzantium, and Islam. We still live with the results of these contrasts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393958034
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/28/1989
Series:
Library of World Civilization Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
148,408
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.50(d)

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