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Melania : early Christianity through the life of one family

Author: Catherine M Chin; Caroline T Schroeder
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017] ©2017
Series: Christianity in late antiquity (North American Patristics Society), 2.; Joan Palevsky imprint in classical literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Melania the Elder and her granddaughter Melania the Younger were major figures in early Christian history, using their wealth, status, and forceful personalities to shape the development of nearly every aspect of the religion we now know as Christianity. This volume examines the influence that these two women had on the development of Christianity and provides an insightful portrait of the their legacies in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Chin, Catherine M., 1972-
Melania.
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2016020341
Named Person: Melania, the Elder Saint; Melania, the Younger Saint; Melania, the Elder Saint; Melania, the Younger Saint; Melania, Heilige; Melania <Heilige>; Melania <Heilige>
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine M Chin; Caroline T Schroeder
ISBN: 9780520292086 0520292081
OCLC Number: 948360893
Description: 328 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Aristocracy --
Body and family --
Gender and memory --
Wisdom and heresy --
In the holy places --
Modernities.
Series Title: Christianity in late antiquity (North American Patristics Society), 2.; Joan Palevsky imprint in classical literature.
Responsibility: edited by Catherine M. Chin and Caroline T. Schroeder.

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