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Approaching Late Antiquity
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Approaching Late Antiquity: The Transformation from Early to Late Empire

Simon Swain and Mark Edwards

Abstract

What factors already present in the society of the High Roman Empire developed and expanded into the world of Late Antiquity? What was distinct in this period from what went before? The answers to these questions embrace the fields of cultural history, politics, ideas, art, philosophy, pagan religion, Christian church, Greek and Latin literature, the army, the law, the provinces, settlement, and the economy. This book is an illustrated collection of fifteen essays on the later Roman world, and each study focuses on the two centuries from AD 200 to 400. The book challenges orthodoxies (for exam ... More

Keywords: Late Antiquity, High Roman Empire, pagan religion, Christian church, Latin literature, army, provinces, settlement, later Roman world, military life

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199297375
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297375.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Simon Swain, editor
Professor of Classics and Ancient History and Head of Department at the University of Warwick
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Mark Edwards, editor
Lecturer in Patristics at the University of Oxford and Student of Christ Church
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