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The Rise of Western Christendom: Triumph and Diversity, A.D. 200-1000, 10th Anniversary Revised Edition
     

The Rise of Western Christendom: Triumph and Diversity, A.D. 200-1000, 10th Anniversary Revised Edition

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by Peter Brown
 

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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

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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

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“Summing Up.  Highly recommended.  Especially libraries that lack the second edition; lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers.”  (Choice, 1 September 2013)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118338841
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/18/2012
Series:
Making of Europe , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
712
File size:
5 MB

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“This book remains a classic, easily the most fascinating introduction to the field for anyone new to it, and also capable of forcing experts into taking on new ideas; a summation of Peter Brown's mould-breaking work.” - Chris Wickham, University of Oxford

“Interpretations of late antiquity and of western Christendom have changed dramatically in the last decade. This anniversary edition explains the changes with Peter Brown's characteristic brilliance and range of learning.” - Gillian Clark, University of Bristol

Meet the Author

Peter Brown is Emeritus Professor of History at Princeton University. He is a celebrated scholar and author of numerous seminal historical works, which include Augustine of Hippo (1967, 2000), The World of Late Antiquity (1971), The Cult of the Saints (1982), The Body and Society (1988), Power and Persuasion in Late Antiquity: Towards a Christian Empire (1992), Authority and the Sacred: Aspects of the Christianization of the Roman World (1995), Poverty and Leadership in the Later Roman Empire (2002), and the forthcoming Through the Eye of a Needle: Wealth, the Fall of Rome, and the Making of Christianity in the West, 350-550 AD (2012).

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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.