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Violence in late antiquity : perceptions and practices

Author: H A Drake
Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Was the period of the Later Roman Empire in fact as violent as it has been portrayed? This book addresses aspects of this question from standpoints as diverse as archaeology and rhetoric,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Kongress
Conference papers and proceedings
History
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Violence in late antiquity.
Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2006
(OCoLC)607857317
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: H A Drake
ISBN: 0754654982 9780754654988
OCLC Number: 61703852
Notes: Based on papers presented at the fifth biennial Conference on Shifting Frontiers in Late Antiquity, held at the Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, in March 20-23, 2003.
Description: xix, 395 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : gauging violence in late antiquity / H.A. Drake --
pt. I. Assessing violence in late antiquity --
1. Perceptions of Barbarian violence / Walter Pohl --
2. Violent behavior and the construction of Barbarian identity in late antiquity / Ralph W. Mathisen --
3. Violence in the Barbarian successor kingdoms / Wolf Liebeschuetz --
4. Justifiably outraged or simply outrageous? : the Isaurian incident of Ammianus Marcellinus 14.2 / Linda Honey --
5. The Inn as a place of violence and danger in Rabbinic literature / Tziona Grossmark --
6. A question of faith? : persecution and political centralization in the Sasanian Empire of Yazdgard II (438-457 C.E.) / S.J. McDonough --
pt. II. "Legitimate" violence.
Responsibility: edited by H.A. Drake ; co-editors, Emily Albu [and others] ; editorial assistant Jacob Latham.
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