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The Historians Of Late Antiquity

Author : David Rohrbacher
ISBN : 9781134628841
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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 of the lives and works of these varied figures. The first half of the book explores the structure, style, purpose and nature of their writings. The second half compares and contrasts the information the historians provide, and the views they express on some central topics. These range from historiography, government and religion to barbarian invasions, and the controversial emperors Julian 'The Apostate' and Theodosius.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Greek And Roman Historiography In Late Antiquity

Author : Gabriele Marasco
ISBN : 9789047400189
Genre : History
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This book offers the first comprehensive study of Greek and Latin historiography from Constantine to the age of Justinian, dealing particularly with the relations between pagan and Christian historians, their polemics and also their agreements. Greek and Roman Historiography in Late Antiquity has been selected by Choice as Outstanding Academic Title (2005).
Category: History

Historiography And Space In Late Antiquity

Author : Peter Van Nuffelen
ISBN : 9781108481281
Genre : History
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The later Roman Empire was shrinking on the map, but still shaped the way historians represented the space around them.
Category: History

Rituals Of Power

Author : Frans Theuws
ISBN : 9004109021
Genre : History
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13 papers by 16 leading archaeologists and historians of late antiquity and the early middle ages break new ground in their discussion, analysis and criticism of present interpretations of early medieval rituals and their material correlates. Some deal with rituals relating to death, life cycles and the circulation in other contexts of objects otherwise used in the burial ritual. Others are concerned with the symbolism and ideology of royal power, the formation of a political ideology east of the Rhine from the mid-5th century onwards, and penance rituals in relation to Carolingian episcopal discourse on ecclesiastical power and morale. All deal with the creation of new identities, cultures, norms and values, and their expression in new rituals and ideas from the period of the Great Migrations through the Later Roman Empire down to the society of Beowulf and the later Carolingians.
Category: History

Late Antiquity On The Eve Of Islam

Author : Averil Cameron
ISBN : 9781351923149
Genre : History
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This volume reflects the huge upsurge of interest in the Near East and early Islam currently taking place among historians of late antiquity. At the same time, Islamicists and Qur'anic scholars are also increasingly seeking to place the life of Muhammad and the Qur'an in a late antique background. Averil Cameron, herself one of the leading scholars of late antiquity and Byzantium, has chosen eleven key articles that together give a rounded picture of the most important trends in late antique scholarship over the last decades, and provide a coherent context for the emergence of the new religion. A substantial introduction, with a detailed bibliography, surveys the present state of the field, as well as discussing some recent themes in Qur'anic and early Islamic scholarship from the point of view of a late antique historian. The volume also provides an invaluable introduction to recent scholarship, making clear the ferment of religious change that was taking place across the Near East before, during and after the lifetime of Muhammad. It will be essential reading for Islamicists and late antique students and scholars alike.
Category: History

History And Geography In Late Antiquity

Author : A. H. Merrills
ISBN : 0521846013
Genre : History
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Examines the role of geography in the historical writings of the early medieval period.
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Law And Empire In Late Antiquity

Author : Jill Harries
ISBN : 0521422736
Genre : History
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The first systematic historical treatment in English of public law in the later Roman Empire.
Category: History

Ravenna In Late Antiquity Ad 7 Ravenna Capital 600 850 Ad

Author : Deborah Mauskopf Deliyannis
ISBN : 9780521836722
Genre : Architecture
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Ravenna was one of the most important cities of late antique Europe. Between 400 and 751 AD, it was the residence of western Roman emperors, Ostrogothic kings, and Byzantine governors of Italy, while its bishops and archbishops ranked second only to the popes. This book provides a comprehensive survey of Ravenna's history and monuments in late antiquity, including discussions of scholarly controversies, archaeological discoveries, and new interpretations of art works. -from publisher description
Category: Architecture