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The barbarian conversion : from paganism to Christianity

Author: R A Fletcher
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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"In a work of splendid scholarship that reflects both a firm mastery of difficult sources and a keen intuition, one of Britain's foremost medievalists tells the story of the Christianization of Europe. It is a very large story, for conversion encompassed much more than religious belief. With it came enormous cultural change: Latin literacy and books, Roman notions of law and property, and the concept of town life,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Church history
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R A Fletcher
ISBN: 0520218590 9780520218598
OCLC Number: 40848507
Notes: Originally published: Conversion of Europe. London : HarperCollins, 1997.
Description: xiii, 562 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Who is it for? --
The challenge of the countryside --
Beyond the imperial frontiers --
The new Constantines --
An abundance of distinguished patrimonies --
The chalice and the horn --
Campaigning sceptres: the Frankish drive to the East --
Rising by steps: Christian consolidation --
Rival monotheisms --
A certain Greek named Methodius --
Scandinavians abroad and at home --
The Eastern marches from Wenceslas to Nyklot --
Mission into church --
The sword our Pope: the Baltic and beyond --
Slouching towards Bethlehem.
Other Titles: Conversion of Europe
Responsibility: Richard Fletcher.
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