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Veyne, Paul 1930-

Works: 303 works in 1,290 publications in 15 languages and 13,976 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Interviews  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Editor, Translator, Interviewee, Director, Other, Originator, Author in quotations or text abstracts, 070, coo
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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 )

64 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 1,390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gu xi la ren shi fou xiang xin ta men de shen hua? shen hua jiu jing shi dui li shi shi xiang de bian xing, huan shi che tou che wei de sa huang? ru he cong chuan shuo zhong chou qu chu zhen shi de nei he? ben shu dui zhe xie wen ti jin xing liao shen ru de chan shi he fen xi, zhi chu xi la ren dang ran xiang xin ta men de shen hua, jie shi chu chuang zuo shen hua qi shi shi dui zhen li de zhui xun zhe yi yao yi
Roman erotic elegy : love, poetry, and the West by Paul Veyne( Book )

46 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catulo, Propercio, Tibulo, Ovidio, goliardos de la antigüedad clásica, son recreados en estas páginas a través de la extraordinaria visión de Paul Veyne, quien establece el vínculo crítico en que amor y poesía dan por resultado una estilización de la vida cotidiana y la revisten de brillo e intensidad
Writing history : essay on epistemology by Paul Veyne( )

18 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foucault : his thought, his character by Paul Veyne( Book )

52 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A unique testimony by a scholar who knew Michel Foucault well, this book grasps the core of his thought and strips away the confusions and misunderstandings that have so often characterized the interpretation of Foucault and his work
When our world became Christian, 312-394 by Paul Veyne( Book )

60 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 762 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
Bread and circuses : historical sociology and political pluralism by Paul Veyne( Book )

39 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 742 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
Seneca : the life of a stoic by Paul Veyne( )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 690 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
Le pain et le cirque : sociologie historique d'un pluralisme politique by Paul Veyne( Book )

30 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comment on ecrit l'histoire, suivi de Foucault revolutionne l'histoire by Paul Veyne( Book )

55 editions published between 1971 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le premier essai qui tente de rp̌ondre ̉la question "Qu'est-ce que l'histoire?" a ť ̌salu ̌par la critique internationale comme un v̌ňement et a donn ̌lieu ̉de nombreux db̌ats. Dans le texte inďit qui occupe la dernir̈e partie du volume, l'auteur tente de montrer l'utilit ̌pratique de la mťhode du philosophe Michel Foucault qu'il considr̈e comme un "historien achev"̌
René Char en ses poèmes by Paul Veyne( Book )

24 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Roman Empire by Paul Veyne( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and held by 341 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
L'empire gréco-romain by Paul Veyne( Book )

33 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vision d'ensemble de l'Empire grećo-romain qui bouleverse bien des ideés recu̧es. La mondialisation actuelle, par exemple, devrait et̂re appeleé la seconde mondialisation, la premier̀e et́ant prećiseḿent celle de cet Empire grećo-romain qui a domine,́ pendant plus de quatre siec̀les une surface de terre partageé aujourd'hui entre 30 nations
Comment on écrit l'histoire; essai d'épistémologie by Paul Veyne( Book )

18 editions published in 1971 in French and English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Société romaine by Paul Veyne( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in French and held by 266 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
From pagan Rome to Byzantium( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Palmyra : an irreplaceable treasure by Paul Veyne( Book )

8 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Located northeast of Damascus, in an oasis surrounded by palms and two mountain ranges, the ancient city of Palmyra has the aura of myth. According to the Bible, the city was built by Solomon. Regardless of its actual origins, it was an influential city, serving for centuries as a caravan stop for those crossing the Syrian Desert. It became a Roman province under Tiberius and served as the most powerful commercial center in the Middle East between the first and the third centuries CE. But when the citizens of Palmyra tried to break away from Rome, they were defeated, marking the end of the citys prosperity. The magnificent monuments from that earlier era of wealth, a resplendent blend of Greco-Roman architecture and local influences, stretched over miles and were among the most significant buildings of the ancient worlduntil the arrival of ISIS. In 2015, ISIS fought to gain control of the area because it was home to a prison where many members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood had been held, and ISIS went on to systematically destroy the city and murder many of its inhabitants, including the archaeologist Khaled al-Asaad, the antiquities director of Palymra. In this concise and elegiac book, Paul Veyne, one of Palymras most important experts, offers a beautiful and moving look at the history of this significant lost city and why it wasand still isimportant. Today, we can appreciate the majesty of Palmyra only through its pictures and stories, and this book offers a beautifully illustrated memorial that also serves as a lasting guide to a cultural treasure
L inventaire des differences lecon inaugurale au college de france by Paul Veyne( Book )

19 editions published between 1976 and 1988 in French and German and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in French and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les mystères du Gynécée by Paul Veyne( Book )

10 editions published in 1998 in French and held by 194 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
Palmyre : l'irremplaçable trésor by Paul Veyne( Book )

13 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in French and Dutch and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschiedenis van de antieke stad Palmyra in Syrië
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Did the Greeks believe in their myths? : an essay on the constitutive imagination
Roman erotic elegy : love, poetry, and the WestFoucault : his thought, his characterWhen our world became Christian, 312-394Seneca : the life of a stoicThe Roman EmpireFrom pagan Rome to Byzantium
Alternative Names
Bein, Pol 1930-

Paul Marie Veyne

Paul Veyne archeologo e storico francese

Paul Veyne Frans archeoloog

Paul Veyne franséischen Historiker

Paul Veyne französischer Althistoriker

Paul Veyne French historian

Paul Veyne historiador francés

Paul Veyne historien français

Paulus Veyne

Vein, Pol 1930-

Vèjn, Pol'.

Ven, Pōl 1930-

Veyne, Paul

Veyne, Paul-Marie, 1930-

Вен, Поль

ון, פול

ון, פול, 1930-

بول فيين، 1930-

벤느, 폴

ヴェーヌ, ポール