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Late Antiquity A Very Short Introduction

Author : Gillian Clark
ISBN : 9780199546206
Genre : History
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Sheds light on the concept of late antiquity and the events of its time, showing that this was in fact a period of great transformation
Category: History

The Novel In Antiquity

Author : Tomas Hägg
ISBN : 0520076389
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"This much needed book is superlatively well done; it is both very readable and thoroughly scholarly, sympathetic to its topic, critical in approach, and authoritative."--B. P. Reardon, editor of Collected Ancient Greek Novels
Category: Literary Criticism

Venice Antiquity

Author : Patricia Fortini Brown
ISBN : 9780300067002
Genre : Art
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Drawing on such remains of vernacular culture as inscriptions, medals, travellers accounts, and antique writings, as well as the art of the period, this text focuses on Venice's Golden Age and shows how it was influenced by antiquity, by its Byzantine heritage and by its own historical experience.
Category: Art

Food In Antiquity

Author : Don R. Brothwell
ISBN : 0801857406
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 78.93 MB
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The authors describe various sources of sustenance (meat, cooking oils, fruits and vegetables, beverages, etc.) in terms of who consumed it, how it was prepared, and how it spread from its region of origin. They also study the impact of diet on disease among early peoples.
Category: Cooking

Studying Gender In Classical Antiquity

Author : Lin Foxhall
ISBN : 9781107067028
Genre : History
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This book investigates how varying practices of gender shaped people's lives and experiences across the societies of ancient Greece and Rome. Exploring how gender was linked with other socio-political characteristics such as wealth, status, age and life-stage, as well as with individual choices, in the very different world of classical antiquity is fascinating in its own right. But later perceptions of ancient literature and art have profoundly influenced the development of gendered ideologies and hierarchies in the West, and influenced the study of gender itself. Questioning how best to untangle and interpret difficult sources is a key aim. This book exploits a wide range of archaeological, material cultural, visual, spatial, demographic, epigraphical and literary evidence to consider households, families, life-cycles and the engendering of time, legal and political institutions, beliefs about bodies, sex and sexuality, gender and space, the economic implications of engendered practices, and gender in religion and magic.
Category: History

War In Late Antiquity

Author : A. D. Lee
ISBN : 9780470766231
Genre : History
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The first book to focus on the social impact of warfare and the Roman army in Late Antiquity. Explores the implications of war and the army in a broad range of areas encompassing politics, the economy, and social life Pays particular attention to the experience of war from the perspective of non-combatants Investigates the religious dimension of military life and the role of the army in implementing religious policy Approaches familiar subjects from new perspectives, offering novel insights into the many facets of late Roman history
Category: History

Society And The Holy In Late Antiquity

Author : Peter Brown
ISBN : 0520068009
Genre : History
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With the blend of art and learning that is the hallmark of his work, Peter Brown here examines how the sacred impinged upon the profane during the first Christian millennium.
Category: History

Reflections Of Women In Antiquity

Author : Helene Foley
ISBN : 9781136098185
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Published in the year 1981, Reflections of Women in Antiquity is a valuable contribution to the field of Performance.
Category: Literary Criticism

Late Antiquity

Author : Glen Warren Bowersock
ISBN : 0674511735
Genre : History
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A colorful tour of late antiquity covers late Roman, Byzantine, Sassanian, and early Islamic culture and discusses topics ranging from angels in Islam, concubinage, barbarians and ethnicity, and empire building.
Category: History

Women In Antiquity New Assessments

Author : Richard Hawley
ISBN : 9781134828913
Genre : History
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The study of gender in classical antiquity has undergone rapid and wide-ranging development in the past. The contributors reassess the role of women in diverse contexts and areas, such as archaic and classical Greek literature and cult, Roman imperial politics, ancient medicine and early Christianity. Some offer detailed interpretations of topics which have been widely discussed since the 1960s whilst others highlight recent areas of research. This study reflects and expands on existing scholarly debates on the status and representation of women in the ancient world, focusing on methodology, and suggesting areas for future research and improvement.
Category: History