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Perpetua's passion : the death and memory of a young Roman woman

Author: Joyce E Salisbury
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 1997.
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In 203 AD a group of Christians in Carthage were sentenced to death. One of these, a young mother, wrote a diary while awaiting execution. This narrative is the focus of this work which studies the  Read more...

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Named Person: Perpetua, helgon.; Perpetua, Saint; Perpetua, helgon.; Perpetua (Sancta); Felicitas (Sancta)
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joyce E Salisbury
ISBN: 0415918367 9780415918367 0415918375 9780415918374
OCLC Number: 185774108
Description: 228 s. : ill.
Contents: Introduction. 1. Rome: Home and Hearth, Empire and Emperor, Longing for the Divine 2. Carthage: The City, Life and Culture, Sacrifice and Suicide 3. Christian Community: Origins, Presence of the Divine, Christian Life, Confrontation with Authority 4. Prison: Prison and Trial, Dreams and Visions, The Confessors' Dreams, Final Preparations 5. The Arena: The Amphitheater, The Spectators, The Martyrs 6. Aftermath: Rome and Carthage, The Christian Community, Memory and the Text Bibliography. Index.
Responsibility: Joyce E. Salisbury.
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..."this book is a very pleasant and engaging read, both for the neophyte and for the expert who has come to relish the clarity, precision, and courage of [Salisbury]."-"Religious Studies Review Read more...

 
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