The Oxford handbook of late antiquity / edited by Scott Fitzgerald Johnson.

Other titles
  • Handbook of late antiquity
  • Late antiquity
Published
  • Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press ©2012
Physical description
xli, 1247 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
ISBN
  • 9780195336931
  • 0195336933
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Three articles translated from the French.
Contents
  • Introduction : late antique conceptions of late antiquity / Hervé Inglebert -- The western kingdoms / Michael Kulikowski -- Barbarians : problems and approaches / Michael Maas -- The Balkans / Craig H. Caldwell III -- Armenia / Tim Greenwood -- Central Asia and the silk road / Étienne de la Vaissière -- Syriac and the Syrians / Philip Wood -- Egypt / Arietta Papaconstantinou -- The Coptic tradition / Anne Boud'hors -- Arabia and Ethiopia / Christian Julien Robin -- Latin poetry / Scott McGill -- Greek poetry / Gianfranco Agosti -- Historiography / Brian Croke -- Hellenism and its discontents / Aaron Johnson -- Education : speaking, thinking, and socializing / Edward Watts -- Monasticism and the philosophical heritage / Samuel Rubenson -- Physics and metaphysics / Gregory Smith -- Travel, cartography, and cosmology / Scott F. Johnson -- Economic trajectories / Jairus Banaji -- Concerning rural matters / Cam Grey -- Marriage and family / Kyle Harper -- Poverty, Charity, and the invention of the hospital / Peregrine Horden, Royal Holloway -- Concepts of citizenship / Ralph Mathisen -- Justice and equality / Kevin Uhalde -- Roman law and legal culture / Jill Harries -- Communication in Late Antiquity: use and reuse / Andrew Gillett.
  • Paganism and Christianization / Jaclyn Maxwell -- Episcopal leadership / David M. Gwynn, Royal Holloway -- Theological argumentation : the case of forgery / Susan Wessel -- Sacred space and visual art / Ann Marie Yasin -- Object relations : theorizing the late antique viewer / Glenn Peers -- From Nisibis to Xi'an : the church of the East in late antique Eurasia / Joel Walker -- Early Islam as a late antique religion / Robert Hoyland -- Muhammad and the Qur'an / Stephen J. Shoemaker -- Comparative state formation : the later Roman Empire in the wider world / John Haldon -- Late antiquity in Byzantium / Petre Guran -- Late antiquity and the Italian Renaissance / Christopher Celenza.
Related item
  • http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=39194
Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Electronic books.
  • Illustrated
  • text
Language
  • English
  • French
Related Internet Resources
  • "The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity offers an innovative overview of a period (c. 300-700 CE) that has become increasingly central to scholarly debates over the history of western and Middle Eastern civilizations. This volume covers such pivotal events as the fall of Rome, the rise of Christianity, the origins of Islam, and the early formation of Byzantium and the European Middle Ages. These events are set in the context of widespread literary, artistic, cultural, and religious change during the period. The geographical scope of this Handbook is unparalleled among comparable surveys of Late Antiquity; Arabia, Egypt, Central Asia, and the Balkans all receive dedicated treatments, while the scope extends to the western kingdoms, and North Africa in the West. Furthermore, from economic theory and slavery to Greek and Latin poetry, Syriac and Coptic literature, sites of religious devotion, and many others, this Handbook covers a wide range of topics that will appeal to scholars from a diverse array of disciplines. The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity engages the perennially valuable questions about the end of the ancient world and the beginning of the medieval, while providing a much-needed touchstone for the study of Late Antiquity itself"--Back cover.

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