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The end of the pagan city : religion, economy, and urbanism in late antique North Africa

Author: Anna Leone
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"This book focuses primarily on the end of the pagan religious tradition and the dismantling of its material in North Africa (modern Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya) from the 4th to the 6th centuries AD. Leone 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Leone
ISBN: 9780199570928 0199570922
OCLC Number: 854177711
Description: xxii, 319 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: List of illustrations. Paganism and Christianity in Late Antique North Africa ; The Fate of Pagan Religious Architecture: Was there a Conversion from the Temple to the Church? ; Pagan Continuity and Christian Attitudes: When did Paganism End? ; The Fate of Statues: Legacy of the Past or Economic Casualties? ; Spolia in Churches: Recycling in Late Antique Building Activity ; The World of the Profane in Late Antique North Africa.
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