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Late Antiquity

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  • Christianity and Roman Societyby Gillian Clark

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 28.00

    Introduces the student to the role of the Christian tradition in the Roman world. more...

  • Religious Identity in Late Antiquityby Isabella Sandwell

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 54.00

    This text offers an approach to understanding religious interaction in the fourth century AD. more...

  • Visigothic Spain 409 - 711by Roger Collins

    Wiley 2008; US$ 140.95 US$ 126.86

    This history of Spain in the period between the end of Roman rule and the time of the Arab conquest challenges many traditional assumptions about the history of this period. Presents original theories about how the Visigothic kingdom was governed, about law in the kingdom, about the Arab conquest, and about the rise of Spain as an intellectual... more...

  • Episcopal Elections 250-600by Peter Norton

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 119.99

    A refutation of the conventional view that after the adoption of Christianity by the Roman empire the local community lost its voice in the appointment of bishops. Peter Norton argues that this right remained for longer than is normally assumed, with important consequences for our understanding of the administration of the later empire. more...

  • Contextualizing Cassianby Richard J. Goodrich

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 154.99

    A study of how John Cassian, a fifth-century Gallic author, tried to direct and reshape the development of Western monasticism. Richard J. Goodrich focuses on how Cassian's ascetic treatises were tailored to persuade a wealthy, aristocratic audience to adopt a more stringent, Christ-centred monastic life. more...

  • Framing the Early Middle Agesby Chris Wickham

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 64.99

    In the most ambitious and ground-breaking survey of the early middle ages ever written, Chris Wickham moves away from the fragmentary tendency to view the history of the period as a collection of regional histories, roughly corresponding to the land-areas of modern nation states. Instead he provides a comparative history of the years 400-800 systematically... more...

  • The Fall of Romeby Bryan Ward-Perkins

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 13.99

    Why did Rome fall? Vicious barbarian invasions during the fifth century resulted in the cataclysmic end of the world's most powerful civilization, and a 'dark age' for its conquered peoples. Or did it? The dominant view of this period today is that the 'fall of Rome' was a largely peaceful transition to Germanic rule, and the start of a positive cultural... more...

  • Pilgrimage in Graeco-Roman and Early Christian Antiquityby Jas' Elsner; Ian Rutherford

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 229.99

    The essays in this volume examine the range of pilgrimage practices in Graeco-Roman antiquity and the early Church. From healing to oracles, from collective civic delegations to individual pilgrims seeking salvation, from localized sacred topographies to empire-wide travel, this book shows the importance of pilgrimage in pagan antiquity and its ancestry... more...

  • Love Between Womenby Bernadette J. Brooten

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 25.00 US$ 21.25

    Love Between Women examines female homoeroticism and the role of women in the ancient Roman world. Employing an unparalleled range of cultural sources, Brooten finds evidence of marriages between women and establishes that condemnations of female homoerotic practices were based on widespread awareness of love between women. "An extraordinary... more...

  • The Rome that Did Not Fallby Gerard Friell; Stephen Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    The Rome that Did Not Fall provides a well-illustrated, comprehensive narrative and analysis of the Roman empire in the east, charting its remarkable growth and development which resulted in the distinct and enduring civilization of Byzantium. It considers: * the fourth century background * the invasions of Attila * the resources of the east * the... more...