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Late Antiquity

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  • The Sage in Jewish Society of Late Antiquityby Richard Kalmin

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 46.95

    The Sage in Jewish Society of Late Antiquity explores the social position of rabbis in Palestinian (Roman) and Babylonian (Persian) society from the period of the fall of the Temple to late antiquity. The author argues that ancient rabbinic sources depict comparable differences between Palestinian and Babylonian rabbinic relationships with non-Rabbis.... more...

  • Constantineby Samuel N. C. Lieu; Dominic Montserrat

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    Constantine examines the reign of Constantine, the first Christian emperor and the founder of Constantinople. From a variety of angles: historical, historiographical and mythical. The volume examines the circumstances of Constantine's reign and the historical problems surrounding them, the varied accounts of Constantine's life and the plethora of... more...

  • From Roman Provinces to Medieval Kingdomsby Thomas F.X. Noble

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 43.95

    This prestigious collection of essays by leading scholars provides a thorough reassessment of the medieval era which questions how, when and why the Middle Ages began, and how abruptly the shift from the Roman Empire to Barbarian Europe happened. Presenting the most current work including newly-available material such as translations of French... more...

  • Philosophy in Late Antiquityby Andrew Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 34.95

    Philosophy in Late Antiquity provides an essential new introduction to the key ideas of the Neoplatonists, which affected approaches to Plato as late as the nineteenth century. Andrew Smith shows how they influenced Christian thought and his approach not only allows us to appreciate these philosophical ideas in their own right, but it also gives... more...

  • Envoys and Political Communication in the Late Antique West, 411?533by Andrew Gillett

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    Analysis of diplomatic communication in the period of the 'fall of Rome'. more...

  • Failure of Empireby Noel Lenski

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    Failure of Empire is the first comprehensive biography of the Roman emperor Valens and his troubled reign (a.d. 364-78). Valens will always be remembered for his spectacular defeat and death at the hands of the Goths in the Battle of Adrianople. This singular misfortune won him a front-row seat among history's great losers. By the time he was killed,... more...

  • The Memory of the Eyesby Georgia Frank

    University of California Press 2000; US$ 15.95 US$ 12.76

    Pilgrims in the deserts of Egypt and the holy land during the fourth and fifth centuries A.D. often reported visiting holy people as part of their tours of holy places. This is the first comprehensive study of pilgrimage to these famous ascetics of late antique Christianity. more...

  • Tales of the Neighborhoodby Galit Hasan-Rokem

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 85.00 US$ 68.00

    In this lively and intellectually engaging book, Galit Hasan-Rokem shows that religion is shaped not only in the halls of theological disputation and institutions of divine study, but also in ordinary events of everyday life. Common aspects of human relations offer a major source for the symbols of religious texts and rituals of late antique Judaism... more...

  • Law and Empire in Late Antiquityby Jill Harries

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    The first systematic historical treatment in English of public law in the later Roman Empire. more...

  • Holy Bishops in Late Antiquityby Claudia Rapp

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    Between 300 and 600, Christianity experienced a momentous change from persecuted cult to state religion. One of the consequences of this shift was the evolution of the role of the bishop?as the highest Church official in his city?from model Christian to model citizen. Claudia Rapp's exceptionally learned, innovative, and groundbreaking work traces... more...