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The End of the Pagan City: Religion, Economy, and Urbanism in Late Antique North Africa

Anna Leone


This book focuses primarily on the end of the pagan religious tradition and the dismantling of its material form in North Africa (modern Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya) from the fourth to the sixth centuries ad. It considers how urban communities changed, why some traditions were lost and some others continued, and whether these carried the same value and meaning upon doing so. Addressing two main issues, mainly from an archaeological perspective, the volume explores the change in religious habits and practices, and the consequent recycling and reuse of pagan monuments and materials, and investig ... More

Keywords: Paganism, Christianity, Spolia, priesthoods, Flamines, Sacerdotales, Vandal Africa, imperial cult, Carthage, Sabratha

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199570928
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570928.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anna Leone, author
Senior Lecturer, Department of Archaeology, Durham University