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Shifting cultural frontiers in late antiquity

Author: David Brakke; Deborah Mauskopf Deliyannis; Edward Jay Watts
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2012.
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Explores the transformation of classical culture in late antiquity by studying cultures at the borders - the borders of empires, of social classes, of public and private spaces, of literary genres,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Brakke; Deborah Mauskopf Deliyannis; Edward Jay Watts
ISBN: 9781409441496 1409441490
OCLC Number: 760293907
Description: xi, 286 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction / David Brakke --
"It is not the custom of our Syriac language ..." : reconsidering the role of translation in the polemics of Philoxenos of Mabbug / David A. Michelson --
Negotiations with death : Ephrem's control of death in dialogue / Ellen Muehlberger --
Nature, law and human freedom in Bardaisan's Book of the laws of the countries / Kathleen Gibbons --
Earth people in Rabbinic and Roman discourse / Anne Kreps --
Where high and low culture meets : the legend of the cross / Harold Drake --
Curiositas nihil recusat : a playful defense of "low" biography against "high" history / Cristiana Sogno --
Decline of political culture : Ammianus Marcellinus' characterization of the reigns of Valentinian and Valens / Jan Willem Drijvers --
"How then is it not better to prefer quiet, than the dangers of conflict?" : The imperial court as the site of shifting cultural frontiers / Charles F. Pazdernik --
Augustine, the Donatists, and Litterae Pacificae / Jennifer Ebbeler --
On the poetics of Dioscoros of Aphrodito : the encomium on Duke Kallinikos (P. Cair. Masp. III 67315) / Raymond L. Capra --
Late antique visuality : blurring the boundaries between word and image, pagan and Christian / James A. Francis --
The ant of God : Augustine, scripture, and cultural frontiers / Gillian Clark --
Shining a light on shifting frontiers : cultural uses of ceramic lamps during late antiquity / Kate da Costa --
Sleeping arrangements and private space : a cultural approach to the subdivision of Late Antique homes / Leslie Dossey --
"Blushing in such company?" The social status of athletes in late antiquity / Sofie Remijsen --
Viewing the column of Arcadius at Constantinople / John Matthews --
Late Antique fora and public honor in the western cities : case studies / Jinyu Liu --
Rebaptism as a ritual of cultural integration in Vandal Africa / Eric Fournier --
Shifting frontiers in the Causasus Mountains : the Suani / Guido M. Berndt --
The so-called "Conquest of the Auvergne" (469-75) in the history of the Visigothic Kingdom. Relations between the Roman elites of Southern Gaul, the central imperial power in Rome and the military authority of the federates on the periphery / Christine Delaplace.
Responsibility: edited by David Brakke, Deborah Deliyannis and Edward Watts.
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