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The decline and fall of the Roman city

Author: J H W G Liebeschuetz
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
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This book examines what happened to the cities of the Roman world in the years when the Roman Empire disintegrated. It traces the end of classical political culture, the impact of Christianization, and a progressive simplification of life styles in the lands, both East and West, that had been the Roman Empire.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J H W G Liebeschuetz
ISBN: 0198152477 9780198152477 9780199261093 0199261091
OCLC Number: 44720517
Description: xvii, 479 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: The end of classical urban politics. The survival of cities --
Post curial civic government --
The rise of the bishop --
Civic finance in the late Roman cities of the east, with special reference to Egypt --
Shows and factions --
A society transformed. Transformation of Greek literary culture under the influence of Christianity --
Conflict and disorder in the east --
Decline and the beginnings of renewal in the east, including the eastern Balkans --
The transformation of literary culture in the west under the influence of Christianity --
The decline of classical citizenship and the rise of ethnic solidarity in the west --
Decline and beginnings of renewal in the west.
Responsibility: J.H.W.G. Liebeschuetz.
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Deliberately wide-ranging, and comparative, approach. * Susan E. Alcock, Times Literary Supplement * This incisive study examines the Empire's decline from the ground up and gives new perspectives Read more...

 
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