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 c2012
Physical description
xli, 1247 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
ISBN
  • 9780195336931 (acid-free paper)
  • 0195336933 (acid-free paper)
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • Preface : On the uniqueness of late antiquity / Scott Fitzgerald Johnson -- Introduction : Late antique conceptions of late antiquity / Hervé Inglebert -- Part I. Geographies and peoples. 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 -- Part II. Literary and philosophical cultures. Latin poetry / Scott McGill ; Greek poetry / Gianfranco Agosti ; Historiography / Brian Croke ; Hellenism and its discontents / Aaron P. 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 Fitzgerald Johnson --
  • Part III. Law, state, and social structures. 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 -- Part IV. Religons and religious identity. 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'ān / Stephen J. Shoemaker -- Part V. Late antiquity in perspective. 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 S. Celenza.
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Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Illustrated
Language
  • English

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

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  • Late antiquity
Published
  • [Oxford] : Oxford University Press 2012
Physical description
1 online resource : ill.
ISBN
  • 9780199971046 (ebook)
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  • Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on Nov. 27, 2012).
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Audience
  • specialized
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Genre
  • Illustrated
Language
  • English
  • Late antiquity extends from the accession of the Christian emperor Constantine to the rise of Muhammad and early Islam (ca. 300-700 AD). This volume takea account of the scholarship published in the last 30 years and provide a foundational synthesis for students of late antiquity.

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