Readings in Late Antiquity: A Sourcebook

Sampul Depan
Psychology Press, 2000 - 375 halaman
Late Antiquity witnessed the transformation of the ancient Mediterranean and near eastern worlds. This book illustrates the dramatic political, social and religious changes of Late Antiquity through the words of the men and women who experienced them.
This collection draws from Greek, Latin, Syriac, Hebrew, Coptic, Persian, Arabic and Armenian sources, some translated into English for the first time. The Roman empire is kept at the centre of discussion, with chapters devoted to government, society, army, law, medicine, philosophy, Christianity, polytheism and Jews. The carefully selected sources present a comprehensive insight into the lives of emperors, abbesses, aristocrats, slaves, and saints who left a vivid record of their experiences.
 

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Beware: This is a compendium of very short excerpts from numerous primary sources from antiquity. It is geared for the college audience as most of the excerpts are only 1 or 2 paragraphs, with short 2 or 3 line introductions. View this book at a library first before you buy. Baca ulasan lengkap

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Maps
xxxiii
Introduction
li
Late antique rulers
lix
The Roman Empire
1
Constantinople
34
The Roman Army
69
Christianity
103
Polytheism
166
Law
238
Medicine
250
Philosophy
264
Persia
281
Germanic invaders and successor states
299
Steppe peoples and Slavs
318
Islam
335
Late Antiquity on the Web
356

Jews
192
Women
217

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