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Alexandria in late antiquity : topography and social conflict

Author: Christopher Haas
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007.
Series: Ancient society and history.
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Eventually, Haas concludes, Alexandrian society achieved a certain stability and reintegration-a process that resulted in the transformation of Alexandrian civic identity during the crucial centuries  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Haas
ISBN: 0801885418 9780801885419 080185377X 9780801853777
OCLC Number: 938160341
Description: xviii, 494 s.
Contents: List of IllustrationsAcknowledgments1. Introduction2. The Urban Setting"The Most Glorious City of the Alexandrians"Civitas Opulema3. The Social WorldThe Social HierarchyCivic Institutions: Windows on Alexandrian SocietyAdministration and CoercionTopography and Society: The Via Canopica4. The Jewish CommunityTracing an Elusive PresencePhilo's WorldThe Great Divide: The Jewish Revolt of 115-117A Tenuous RecoveryThe Fourth-Century CommunityThe Contours of Jewish-Christian Conflict5. The Pagan CommunityProblems of DefinitionUrban Topography and Late Antique PaganismThe Sociology of Paganism in Late Antique AlexandriaThe Downfall of SerapisThe Pagans of Fifth-Century Alexandria6. The Christian Community: The Interior Landscape and the Civic LandscapeObstacles to UnderstandingModes of ConversionThe Christians of House DThe Christianization of Public Space7. The Inner Life of the Christian Community: Clergy and PeopleThe "Seven Eyes of God"Laos Theou8. Community and Factionalism in the Christian Community"Radiant and Inexpressible Power"The Desert and the City: Monastic Opposition to Episcopal AuthorityThe Contours of Schism: The Arians of Alexandria9. Intercommunal Conflict during Late AntiquityThe Alexandrian Riots of 356 and George of CappadociaCyril and His Opponents, 412-415Ecclesiastical Stasis and the Marginalization of the Pagans in the 480s10. Conclusions11. Epilogue: From Roman Alexandria to Islamic al-lskandartyyahAppendix Chronological Table of Emperors, Prefects, and Patriarchs: Fourth and Fifth CenturiesList of AbbreviationsNotesIndex
Series Title: Ancient society and history.
Responsibility: Christopher Haas.


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Until now... Alexandria, the greatest city of the region, has lacked a major study. With the publication of Christopher Haas's fine work, that gap in the scholarly literature has been filled... Read more...

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