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Late antiquity in contemporary debate

Author: Rita Lizzi Testa
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Late Antiquity, once known only as the period of protracted decline in the ancient world (Bas-Empire), has now become a major research area. In recent years, a wide-ranging historiographic debate on Late Antiquity has also begun. Replacing Gibbon's categories of decline and decadence with those of continuity and transformation has not only brought to the fore the concept of the Late Roman period, but has made the  Read more...
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International Congress of Historical Sciences (22nd : 2015 : Jinan, China), creator.
Late antiquity in contemporary debate.
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017
(OCoLC)965495150
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rita Lizzi Testa
ISBN: 9781443876568 1443876569
OCLC Number: 974947832
Notes: Collected papers given at the 22nd International Congress of Historical Sciences (CISH/ICHS) in Jinan, China.
Description: 1 online resource (xlix, 229 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction / Rita Lizzi Testa --
Empire and aftermath / Clifford Ando --
Crisis, transition, transformation: the end of the Roman world and the usefulness of useless categories / Pablo C. Diaz --
Transformation and transition in the art of late antiquity / Jutta Dresken-Weiland --
Defining late antiquity through epigraphy? / Ignazio Tantillo --
Reddite quae sunt Caesaris, Caesari: the late Roman empire and the dream of fair taxation / Gilles Bransbourg --
Peasant and slave in late antique North Africa, c. 100-600 CE / Noel Lenski --
What is geo-ecclesiology: defining elements applied to late antiquity (fourth-sixth centuries) / Philippe Blaudeau --
The historical path of "late antiquity": from transformation to rupture / Jean-Michel Carrié --
Concluding remarks: the birth of a new short late antiquity / Hervé Inglebert.
Responsibility: edited by Rita Lizzi Testa.

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Late Antiquity, once known only as the period of protracted decline in the ancient world (Bas-Empire), has now become a major research area. In recent years, a wide-ranging historiographic debate on Late Antiquity has also begun. Replacing Gibbon's categories of decline and decadence with those of continuity and transformation has not only brought to the fore the concept of the Late Roman period, but has made the alleged hiatus between the Roman, Byzantine and Mediaeval ages less important, while also driving to the margins the question of the end of the Roman Empire. This has broadened the sc.

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