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Late Antiquity : a very short introduction

Author: Gillian Clark
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Series: Very short introductions, 258.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Late antiquity saw the barbarian invasions overrun the western Roman empire and Persian and Arab armies end Roman rule over the eastern and southern coasts of the Mediterranean. Was late antiquity therefore merely a time of decline? In this introduction, Gillian Clark sheds light on the concept of late antiquity and the events of its time, showing that this was in fact a period of great transformation. Late  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gillian Clark
ISBN: 9780199546206 0199546207
OCLC Number: 663438382
Description: xvii, 128 pages : illustrations, maps ; 18 cm.
Contents: What and when is late antiquity? --
Running the empire --
Law and welfare --
Religion --
What shall we do to be saved? --
Barbarism --
Bronze elephants : classical and Christian culture --
Decisive change?
Series Title: Very short introductions, 258.
Responsibility: Gillian Clark.
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The time known as Late Antiquity (c.300-c.800) was a fascinatingly diverse and important period which saw the 'Fall of Rome' and the growth of Christianity and Islam. Gillian Clark explores its  Read more...

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