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Daily life in late antiquity

Author: Kristina Sessa
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Daily Life in Late Antiquity is the first comprehensive study of lived experience in the Late Roman Empire, from ca. 250 to 600 CE. Each of the six topical chapters highlights historical "everyday" people, along with spaces and objects, whose lives operate as windows into the late ancient economy, social relations, military service, religious systems, cultural habits, and the material environment. However, it is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kristina Sessa
ISBN: 9780521766104 0521766109 9780521148405 0521148405
OCLC Number: 1020306734
Description: x, 250 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Studying Daily Life in the Late Roman Empire --
1. Rural Life --
2. Urban Life --
3. The Household --
4. The State in Everyday Life --
5. Body and Mind --
6. Religion and Daily Life --
Appendix: Late Roman Time and Money.
Responsibility: Kristina Sessa.

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This book explores lived experience in the Late Roman Empire, from c.250-600 CE. Each topical chapter highlights historical 'everyday' people, spaces, and objects, whose lives operate as windows into  Read more...

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"...fine discussion of urban life...a genuine attempt to introduce Late Antiquity from the lived experiences of its inhabitants...succeeds magnificently." --Medieval Archaeology

 
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