A Companion to Late Antiquity

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Philip Rousseau
Wiley, Mar 12, 2009 - History - 736 pages
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An accessible and authoritative overview capturing the vitality anddiversity of scholarship that exists on the transformative timeperiod known as late antiquity.
  • Provides an essential overview of current scholarship on lateantiquity – from between the accession of Diocletian in AD284 and the end of Roman rule in the Mediterranean
  • Comprises 39 essays from some of the world's foremost scholarsof the era
  • Presents this once-neglected period as an age of powerfultransformation that shaped the modern world
  • Emphasizes the central importance of religion and itsconnection with economic, social, and political life
  • Winner of the 2009 Single Volume Reference/Humanities &Social Sciences PROSE award granted by the Association of AmericanPublishers

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About the author (2009)

Philip Rousseau is Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Early Christian Studies and Director of the Center for the Study of Early Christianity at the Catholic University of America. He is the author of The Early Christian Centuries (2002), Basil of Caesarea (1994), Pachomius: The Making of a Community in Fourth-Century Egypt (1985), and Ascetics, Authority and the Church in the Age of Jerome (1978). He is the joint editor (with Tomas Hägg) of Greek Biography and Panegyric in Late Antiquity (2000).

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