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Late Antiquity

  • Through the Eye of a Needleby Peter Brown

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    Jesus taught his followers that it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter heaven. Yet by the fall of Rome, the church was becoming rich beyond measure. Through the Eye of a Needle is a sweeping intellectual and social history of the vexing problem of wealth in Christianity in the waning days of the Roman... more...

  • Greek Literature in Late Antiquityby Dr Scott Fitzgerald Johnson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 139.95

    This volume makes use of a variety of interdisciplinary approaches in an attempt to provoke discussion on change (Dynamism), literary education (Didacticism), and reception studies (Classicism) in the history of late antique Greek literary culture. With contributions by both established scholars and young innovators in the field of late antique studies,... more...

  • Debate and Dialogueby Dr Maijastina Kahlos

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95

    This book explores the construction of Christian identity in fourth and fifth centuries through inventing, fabricating and sharpening binary oppositions. Such oppositions, for example Christians - pagans; truth - falsehood; the one true god - the multitude of demons; the right religion - superstition, served to create and reinforce the Christian self-identity.... more...

  • Studying Gender in Classical Antiquityby Lin Foxhall

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 24.00

    Up-to-date, theoretically informed historical survey of the practices and performance of gender in ancient Greece and Rome. more...

  • Holy Bishops in Late Antiquityby Claudia Rapp

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 34.95

    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...

  • The Historians of Late Antiquityby David Rohrbacher

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    The fourth and fifth centuries AD were an era of religious conflict, political change and military conflict. The responses of contemporary historians to these turbulent times reflect their diverse backgrounds - Christian and pagan, writing in both Greek and Latin, documenting church and state. This volume is the first to offer an accessible survey... more...

  • The Mediterranean World in Late Antiquityby Averil Cameron

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This thoroughly revised and expanded edition of The Mediterranean World in Late Antiquity , now covering the period 395-700 AD, provides both a detailed introduction to late antiquity and a direct challenge to conventional views of the end of the Roman empire. Leading scholar Averil Cameron focuses on the changes and continuities in Mediterranean... more...

  • In The Shadow Of The Swordby Tom Holland

    Little, Brown Book Group 2012; Not Available

    Tom Holland, author of Rubicon and Persian Fire , gives a thrilling panoramic account of the rise of Islam more...

  • A Companion to Late Antiquityby Philip Rousseau

    Wiley 2012; US$ 232.95

    Philip Rousseau is Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Early Christian Studies and Director of the Center for the Study of Early Christianity at the Catholic University of America. He is the author of The Early Christian Centuries (2002), Basil of Caesarea (1994), Pachomius : The Making of a Community in Fourth-Century Egypt (1985), and Ascetics,... more...

  • Lost Gold of the Dark Agesby Caroline Alexander; Kevin Leahy

    National Geographic Society 2011; US$ 35.00

    In July 2009 an amateur metal-detecting enthusiast made an astonishing find: 1500 pieces of bejeweled gold and silver almost 1500 years old, buried, lost, then forgotten. The treasure trove promises to shed unprecedented light on the most mysterious period of British history?the so-called "Dark Ages"?when the Saxons, Anglos, Celts, Picts, Jutes, and... more...