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Title The city in the classical and post-classical world / [edited by] Claudia Rapp, H.A. Drake
Published New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2014
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Contents Introduction: Polis, empire, oikoumene : a world reconfigured / Claudia Rapp and H.A. Drake -- A covenant between gods and men : hiera kai hosia and the Greek polis / Josine Blok -- Hellenistic imperialism and the ideal of world unity / Rolf Strootman -- Lawyers and citizens from republic to empire : Gaius on the Twelve Tables and Antonine Rome / Jill Harries -- Laws' empire : universalism and legal practice / Caroline Humfress -- A most unusual empire : Rome in the fourth century / Bryan Ward-Perkins -- Mobility and identity between the second and the fourth century CE : the "cosmopolitization" of the Roman Empire / Claudia Moatti -- City and citizenship as Christian metaphors in the Greek fathers / Claudia Rapp -- Church-festival-temple : reimagining civic topography in late antiquity / Susanna Elm -- Leo the Great : responses to crisis and the shaping of a Christian cosmopolis / Michele Renee Salzman -- The battle of the maps in a Christian empire / Emily Albu -- Topographies of power in late antiquity and beyond / H.A. Drake -- Postscript: Cities, citizenship, and the work of empire / Clifford Ando
Summary "This volume examines the evolving role of the city and citizenship from classical Athens through fifth-century Rome and medieval Byzantium. Beginning in the first century CE, the universal claims of Hellenistic and Roman imperialism began to be challenged by the growing role of Christianity in shaping the primary allegiances and identities of citizens. An international team of scholars considers the extent of urban transformation, and with it, of cultural and civic identity, as practices and institutions associated with the city-state came to be replaced by those of the Christian community. The twelve essays gathered here develop an innovative research agenda by asking new questions: What was the effect on political ideology and civic identity of the transition from the city culture of the ancient world to the ruralized systems of the middle ages? How did perceptions of empire and oikoumene respond to changed political circumstances? How did Christianity redefine the context of citizenship?"-- Provided by publisher
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Subject Cities and towns, Ancient -- Mediterranean Region
Citizenship -- Mediterranean Region -- History -- To 1500
City and town life -- Mediterranean Region -- History -- To 1500
Group identity -- Mediterranean Region -- History -- To 1500
Imperialism -- Social aspects -- Mediterranean Region -- History -- To 1500
Political culture -- Mediterranean Region -- History -- To 1500
Religion and politics -- Mediterranean Region -- History -- To 1500
Social change -- Mediterranean Region -- History -- To 1500
Cities and towns, Ancient.
City and town life.
Group identity.
HISTORY -- Ancient -- General.
Imperialism -- Social aspects.
Political culture.
Politics and government.
Religion and politics.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology -- Urban.
Social change.
Social conditions.
Mediterranean Region -- Politics and government.
Mediterranean Region -- Social conditions.
Mediterranean Region.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Drake, H. A. (Harold Allen), 1942-
Rapp, Claudia.
ISBN 1139507044