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History and identity in the late antique Near East

Author: Philip Wood
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2013.
Series: Oxford studies in late antiquity.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the importance of the past, both real and imagined, in constructing contemporary culture in the period AD 500-1000. It goes beyond 'history-writing' in a narrow sense to examine philosophy, theology, liturgy and jurisprudence as vehicles for tradition and the imagination of a past 'golden age'. The papers straddle the Roman-Persian frontier and go well into the Islamic period: together, they push  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Wood
ISBN: 9780199915408 0199915407
OCLC Number: 796933174
Notes: This volume arose out of a seminar series organised at the Classics Centre of Corpus Christi College, Oxford in 2009 and a subsequent workshop in 2010.
Description: xxiii, 237 pages : map ; 25 cm.
Contents: Sophronius of Jerusalem and the end of roman history / Phil Booth --
Identity, philosophy, and the problem of Armenian history in the sixth century / Tara Andrews --
The chronicle of Seert and Roman ecclesiastical history in the Sasanian world / Philip Wood --
Why were the Syrians interested in Greek philosophy? / Dan King --
You are what you read: Qenneshre and the Miaphysite church in the seventh century / Jack Tannous --
The prophet's city before the prophet: Ibn Zabala (d. after 199/814) on pre-Islamic Medina / Harry Munt --
Topoi and topography in the histories of al-?ira / Adam Talib --
"The crinkly haired people of the black earth"; examining Egyptian identities in Ibn 'abd al-?akam's futu? / Hussein Omar --
Forgetting Ctesiphon: Iran's pre-Islamic past, ca. 800-1100 / Sarah Savant --
Legal knowledge and local practices under the early Abbasids / Mathiew Tillier.
Series Title: Oxford studies in late antiquity.
Responsibility: edited by Philip Wood.

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