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Alexandria in late antiquity : topography and social conflict

Author: Christopher Haas
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.
Series: Ancient society and history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Second only to Rome in the ancient world, Alexandria was home to many of late antiquity's most brilliant writers, philosophers, and theologians - among them, Philo, Origen, Arius, Athanasius, Hypatia, Cyril, and John Philoponus. Now, in Alexandria in Late Antiquity, Christopher Haas offers the first book to place these figures within the physical and social context of Alexandria's bustling urban milieu."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Haas
ISBN: 080185377X 9780801853777
OCLC Number: 34663398
Description: xviii, 494 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. The Urban Setting --
3. The Social World --
4. The Jewish Community --
5. The Pagan Community --
6. The Christian Community: The Interior Landscape and the Civic Landscape --
7. The Inner Life of the Christian Community: Clergy and People --
8. Community and Factionalism in the Christian Community --
9. Intercommunal Conflict during Late Antiquity --
10. Conclusions --
Appendix. Chronological Table of Emperors, Prefects, and Patriarchs: Fourth and Fifth Centuries.
Series Title: Ancient society and history.
Responsibility: Christopher Haas.
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Eventually, Haas concludes, Alexandrian society achieved a certain stability and reintegration-a process that resulted in the transformation of Alexandrian civic identity during the crucial centuries  Read more...

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