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Veyne, Paul 1930-

Overview
Works: 268 works in 1,141 publications in 16 languages and 12,864 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Interviews  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Editor, Translator, Director, Interviewee, Other, Originator, coo
Classifications: GT2400, 390.009
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Paul Veyne
Did the Greeks believe in their myths? : an essay on the constitutive imagination by Paul Veyne( Book )

53 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 1,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing history ; essay on epistemology by Paul Veyne( Book )

50 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman erotic elegy : love, poetry, and the West by Paul Veyne( Book )

39 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When our world became Christian, 312-394 by Paul Veyne( Book )

43 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This short book by one of France's leading historians deals with a big question: how was it that Christianity, that masterpiece of religious invention, managed, between 300 and 400 AD, to impose itself upon the whole of the Western world? In his erudite and inimitable way, Paul Veyne suggests three possible explanations. Was it because a Roman emperor, Constantine, who was master of the Western world at the time, became a sincere convert to Christianity and set out to Christianize the whole world in order to save it? Or was it because, as a great emperor, Constantine needed a great religion, and in comparison to the pagan gods, Christianity, despite being a minority sect, was an avant-garde religion unlike anything seen before? Or was it because Constantine limited himself to helping the Christians set up their Church, a network of bishoprics that covered the vast Roman Empire, and that gradually and with little overt resistance the pagan masses embraced Christianity as their own religion? In the course of deciding between these explanations Paul Veyne sheds fresh light on one of the most profound transformations that shaped the modern world - the Christianization of the West. A bestseller in France, this book will appeal to a wide readership interested in history, religion and the rise of the modern world. -- Back cover
Foucault : his thought, his character by Paul Veyne( Book )

52 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Veyne is Honorary Professor at the Collège de France
Bread and circuses : historical sociology and political pluralism by Paul Veyne( Book )

23 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over waarom de Griekse en Romeinse keizers en hun notabelen zich verplicht zagen om de armen te voorzien van brood en vermaak
Le pain et le cirque : sociologie historique d'un pluralisme politique by Paul Veyne( Book )

27 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

René Char en ses poèmes by Paul Veyne( Book )

23 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Roman Empire by Paul Veyne( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This compact book - which appeared earlier in the multivolume series A History of Private Life - is a history of the Roman Empire in pagan times. It is an interpretation setting forth in detail the universal civilization of the Romans - so much of it Hellenic - that later gave way to Christianity. The civilization, culture, literature, art, and even religion of Rome are discussed in this masterly work by a leading scholar."--Jacket
Comment on ecrit l'histoire, suivi de Foucault revolutionne l'histoire by Paul Veyne( Book )

47 editions published between 1971 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le premier essai qui tente de répondre à la question "Qu'est-ce que l'histoire?" a été salué par la critique internationale comme un événement et a donné lieu à de nombreux débats. Dans le texte inédit qui occupe la dernière partie du volume, l'auteur tente de montrer l'utilité pratique de la méthode du philosophe Michel Foucault qu'il considère comme un "historien achevé"
Seneca : the life of a stoic by Paul Veyne( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Seneca's philosophical writings remain our core source for Stoic thought, and their influence, always immense, continues to be felt. Veyne's authoritative exposition of Stoicism, and the interconnections between Seneca's life and thought, make this book ideal reading for anyone interested in Roman history and philosophy. This compact and compelling book is an introduction to the life and philosophy of one of the ancient world's greatest thinkers by one of the great historians of our own time."--Jacket
L'empire gréco-romain by Paul Veyne( Book )

32 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vision d'ensemble de l'Empire gréco-romain qui bouleverse bien des idées reçues. La mondialisation actuelle, par exemple, devrait être appelée la seconde mondialisation, la première étant précisément celle de cet Empire gréco-romain qui a dominé, pendant plus de quatre siècles une surface de terre partagée aujourd'hui entre 30 nations
From pagan Rome to Byzantium( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Société romaine by Paul Veyne( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in French and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La remise en cause d'un certain nombre d'idées reçues à propos de la société romaine. L'auteur traite, par exemple, des avantages et même de la nécessité d'être esclave, du mépris de l'idée d'économie
L inventaire des differences lecon inaugurale au college de france by Paul Veyne( Book )

17 editions published between 1976 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comment on écrit l'histoire by Paul Veyne( Book )

19 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in French and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les mystères du Gynécée by Paul Veyne( Book )

9 editions published in 1998 in French and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La célèbre fresque qu'orne la villa romaine dite des Mystères, à Pompéi, sert d'arrière-plan à ces trois études. Celle de P. Veyne propose une vision poétique de l'univers des femmes à l'ombre de Dionysos ; F. Lissarague analyse plus spécifiquement l'imagerie grecque du gynécée ; F. Frontisi-Ducroux décrypte, dans le domaine de l'érotique grecque, les modalités et les stratégies de regard
A history of private life by Antoine Prost( Book )

29 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies van de Romeinse Oudheid tot de eerste eeuw n. Chr
Palmyre : l'irremplaçable trésor by Paul Veyne( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in French and Dutch and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschiedenis van de antieke stad Palmyra in Syrië
Sexe et pouvoir à Rome by Paul Veyne( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in French and Spanish and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Réunit des études parues dans le magazine l'"Histoire" sur la morale, les pratiques et les perversions sexuelles à Rome confrontées à l'image de la sexualité et de l'érotisme romain véhiculée par les oeuvres d'art et la littérature antiques
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Did the Greeks believe in their myths? : an essay on the constitutive imagination
Alternative Names
Bein, Pol 1930-

Paul Marie Veyne

Paul Veyne archeologo e storico francese

Paul Veyne Frans archeoloog

Paul Veyne französischer Althistoriker

Paul Veyne French historian

Paulus Veyne

Vein, Pol 1930-

Vèjn, Pol'.

Ven, Pōl 1930-

Veyne, Paul

Veyne, Paul-Marie, 1930-

Вен, Поль

ון, פול

بول فيين، 1930-

벤느, 폴

ヴェーヌ, ポール

ポール・ヴェーヌ

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Roman erotic elegy : love, poetry, and the WestWhen our world became Christian, 312-394Foucault : his thought, his characterThe Roman EmpireSeneca : the life of a stoicA history of private life