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Late antiquity : a guide to the postclassical world

Author: G W Bowersock; Peter Brown; Oleg Grabar
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London, England : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1999.
Series: Harvard University Press reference library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In eleven in-depth essays and over 500 encyclopedia entries, an international cast of experts provides essential information and fresh perspectives on the history and culture of an era marked by the rise of two world religions, unprecedented political upheavals that remade the map of the known world, and the creation of art of enduring glory." "By extending the commonly accepted chronological and territorial  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Classical dictionaries
Reference works
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Late antiquity.
Cambridge, Mass. ; London, England : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)607449506
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: G W Bowersock; Peter Brown; Oleg Grabar
ISBN: 0674511735 9780674511736 9781849722766 1849722765
OCLC Number: 41076344
Description: xiii, 780 pages : illustrations (some illustrations) ; 27 cm.
Contents: Remaking the past / Averil Cameron --
Sacred landscapes / Béatrice Caseau --
Philosophical tradition and the self / Henry Chadwick --
Religious communities / Garth Fowden --
Barbarians and ethnicity / Patrick J. Geary --
War and violence / Brent D. Shaw --
Empire building / Christopher Kelly --
Christian triumph and controversy / Richard Lim --
Islam / Hugh Kennedy --
The good life / Henry Maguire --
Habitat / Yizhar Hirschfeld --
Alphabetical guide.
Series Title: Harvard University Press reference library.
Responsibility: G.W. Bowersock, Peter Brown, Oleg Grabar, editors.
Local System Bib Number:
319126

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