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Religion in late Roman Britain : forces of change

Author: Dorothy Watts
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1998.
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This text explores the changes in religion over the 4th century; the historical background for these changes and the forces which contributed to them; and examines the reasons for the decline of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dorothy Watts
ISBN: 0415118557 9780415118552
OCLC Number: 36961059
Description: xii, 208 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Historical background AD 294-360 --
The empire: Diocletian, Constantine and his house --
Britain: paganism and the rise of Christianity --
The pagan revival of the late fourth century AD 360-90 --
The paganism of Julian --
Paganism under Julian's successors --
Paganism at Rome --
The survival and revival of paganism in Britain --
Closure of the temples and beyond --
Paganism and its survival in Britain --
The nature of the pagan revival in Britain --
Christianity and its fate --
Political events in the late fourth century and their effects on Christianity --
Further evidence for the revival of paganism --
Decapitated burials --
Combs in late Romano-British burials --
The economy and religion in the late period --
The economy in the fourth century --
Reasons for decline in the economy --
The Effects on religion --
The question of syncretism --
Inscriptions and temples --
The evidence of the cemeteries --
Syncretism in religious art --
Change and continuity --
Religion and the Fasti 360-95 --
A lead tank fragment from Brough, Notts (Roman Crococalana).
Responsibility: Dorothy Watts.
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