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The Cambridge companion to the Age of Attila

Author: Michael Maas
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2015. ©2015
Series: Cambridge companions to the ancient world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book examines the age of Attila, roughly the fifth century CE, an era in which western Eurasia experienced significant geopolitical and cultural changes. The Roman Empire collapsed in western Europe, replaced by new 'barbarian' kingdoms, but it continued in Christian Byzantine guise in the eastern Mediterranean. New states and peoples changed the face of northern Europe, while in Iran, the Sasanian Empire  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Named Person: Attila; Attila; Attila, Hunnenreich König
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Maas
ISBN: 9781107021754 1107021758 9781107633889 1107633885 9781139128964 1139128965
OCLC Number: 876679976
Language Note: English.
Notes: Source of series: Publisher's Web site.
Description: xviii, 495 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I. The Roman Empire --
Reversals of fortune: an overview of the Age of Attila / Michael Maas --
Government and mechanisms of control, east and west / Geoffrey Greatrex --
Urban and rural economies in the Age of Attila / Peter Sarris --
Mediterranean cities in the fifth century: elites, christianizing, and the barbarian influx / Kenneth G. Holum --
Big cities and the dynamics of the Mediterranean during the fifth century / Raymond Van Dam --
Dynasty and aristocracy in the fifth century / Brian Croke --
Military developments in the fifth century / Hugh Elton --
Law and legal culture in the Age of Attila / Caroline Humfress --
Romanness in the Age of Attila / Jonathan P. Conant --
Part II. Attila and the world around Rome --
The steppe world and the rise of the Huns / Étienne de la Vaissière --
Neither conquest nor settlement: Attila's empire and its impact / Christopher Kelly --
The huns and barbarian Europe / Peter Heather --
Captivity among the barbarians and its impact on the fate of the Roman Empire / Noel Lenski --
Migrations, ethnic groups, and state building / Walter Pohl --
Kingdoms of north Africa / Andy Merrills --
The reinvention of Iran: the Sasanian Empire and the huns / Richard Payne --
Part III. Religious and cultural transformation --
Ascetics and monastics in the early fifth century / Susanna Elm --
Religious doctrine and ecclesiastical change in the time of Leo the Great / Susan Wessel --
Christian sermons against pagans: the evidence from Augustine's sermons on the new year and on the sack of Rome in 410 / Michele Renee Salzman --
Mediterranean jews in a christianizing empire / Joseph E. Sanzo and Ra'anan Boustan --
Ordering intellectual life / Edward Watts --
Real and imagined geography / Scott Fitzgerald Johnson.
Series Title: Cambridge companions to the ancient world.
Other Titles: Age of Attila
Responsibility: edited by Michael Maas, Rice University.

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