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Title The Oxford handbook of late antiquity / edited by Scott Fitzgerald Johnson
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2012
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Description 1 online resource (xli, 1247 pages) : illustrations, maps
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 -- Ethiopia and Arabia / 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 -- Agriculture and other rural matters / Cam Grey -- Marriage and family / Kyle Harper -- Health, disease, and hospitals : the case of the sacred house / Peregrine Horden, Royal Holloway -- Concepts of citizenship / Ralph Mathisen -- Justice and equality / Kevin Uhalde -- Roman law and legal culture / Jill Harries -- Communication : 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 Xian : the church of the east across Sasanian Persia / Joel Walker -- Early Islam as a late antique religion / Robert Hoyland -- Muhammad and the Quran / 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
Summary 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
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, Ireland, and Scandinavia 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. -- Publisher description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Civilization, Greco-Roman.
Civilization, Medieval.
Electronic books.
Byzantium -- Civilization -- 527-1081.
Rome -- Civilization.
Form Electronic book
Author Johnson, Scott Fitzgerald, 1976-
ISBN 0195336933 (print)
0199971048 (electronic bk.)
9780195336931 (print)
9780199971046 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Late antiquity
Handbook of late antiquity