skip to content
Late antiquity : a guide to the postclassical world Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Late antiquity : a guide to the postclassical world

Author: G W Bowersock; Peter Brown; Oleg Grabar
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London, Eng. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1999
Series: Harvard University Press reference library.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
The first book of its kind, this richly informative and comprehensive guide to the world of late antiquity offers the latest scholarship to the researcher along with great reading pleasure to the browser. In comprehensive essays and in encyclopedic entries, an international cast of experts provides essential information and fresh perspectives on the history and culture of an era marked by the rise of two world
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic books
Ebook
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
xiii, 780 p. : ill. (some ill.)
(DLC) 99025639
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: G W Bowersock; Peter Brown; Oleg Grabar
ISBN: 9781849722766 1849722765
OCLC Number: 858902621
Description: 1 online resource (529 entries) : 1 image, digital files.
Contents: Remaking the Past / Averil Cameron --
Sacred Landscapes / Béatrice Caseau --
Philosophical Tradition and the Self / Henry Chadwick --
Religious Communities / Garth Fowden --
Barbarians and Ethnicity / Patrick J. Geary --
War and Violence / Brent D. Shaw --
Empire Building / Christopher Kelly --
Christian Triumph and Controversy / Richard Lim --
Islam / Hugh Kennedy --
The Good Life / Henry Maguire --
Habitat / Yizhar Hirschfeld.
Series Title: Harvard University Press reference library.
Responsibility: G.W. Bowersock, Peter Brown, Oleg Grabar, editors.

Abstract:

The first book of its kind, this richly informative and comprehensive guide to the world of late antiquity offers the latest scholarship to the researcher along with great reading pleasure to the browser. In comprehensive essays and in encyclopedic entries, an international cast of experts provides essential information and fresh perspectives on the history and culture of an era marked by the rise of two world religions, unprecedented political upheavals that remade the map of the known world, and the creation of art of enduring glory.

By extending the commonly accepted chronological and territorial boundaries of the period--to encompass Roman, Byzantine, Sassanian, and early Islamic cultures, from the middle of the third century to the end of the eighth--this guide makes new connections and permits revealing comparisons. Consult the article on "Angels" and discover their meaning in Islamic as well as classical and Judeo-Christian traditions. Refer to "Children," "Concubinage," and "Divorce" for a fascinating interweaving of information on the family. Read the essay on "Barbarians and Ethnicity" and see how a topic as current as the construction of identity played out in earlier times, from the Greeks and Romans to the Turks, Huns, and Saxons. Turn to "Empire Building" to learn how the empire of Constantine was supported by architecture and ceremony.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(1)

User lists with this item (1)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/858902621> # Late antiquity : a guide to the postclassical world
    a schema:MediaObject, schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "858902621" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/mau> ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1075330507#Place/cambridge_mass> ; # Cambridge, Mass.
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1075330507#Place/london_eng> ; # London, Eng.
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/938.003/e21/> ;
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/863468> ; # Classical dictionaries
    schema:bookFormat schema:EBook ;
    schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/22155382> ; # Peter Brown
    schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/100215326> ; # Oleg Grabar
    schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/108295941> ; # Glen Warren Bowersock
    schema:datePublished "1999" ;
    schema:datePublished "2012" ;
    schema:description "The first book of its kind, this richly informative and comprehensive guide to the world of late antiquity offers the latest scholarship to the researcher along with great reading pleasure to the browser. In comprehensive essays and in encyclopedic entries, an international cast of experts provides essential information and fresh perspectives on the history and culture of an era marked by the rise of two world religions, unprecedented political upheavals that remade the map of the known world, and the creation of art of enduring glory."@en ;
    schema:description "Remaking the Past / Averil Cameron -- Sacred Landscapes / Béatrice Caseau -- Philosophical Tradition and the Self / Henry Chadwick -- Religious Communities / Garth Fowden -- Barbarians and Ethnicity / Patrick J. Geary -- War and Violence / Brent D. Shaw -- Empire Building / Christopher Kelly -- Christian Triumph and Controversy / Richard Lim -- Islam / Hugh Kennedy -- The Good Life / Henry Maguire -- Habitat / Yizhar Hirschfeld."@en ;
    schema:description "By extending the commonly accepted chronological and territorial boundaries of the period--to encompass Roman, Byzantine, Sassanian, and early Islamic cultures, from the middle of the third century to the end of the eighth--this guide makes new connections and permits revealing comparisons. Consult the article on "Angels" and discover their meaning in Islamic as well as classical and Judeo-Christian traditions. Refer to "Children," "Concubinage," and "Divorce" for a fascinating interweaving of information on the family. Read the essay on "Barbarians and Ethnicity" and see how a topic as current as the construction of identity played out in earlier times, from the Greeks and Romans to the Turks, Huns, and Saxons. Turn to "Empire Building" to learn how the empire of Constantine was supported by architecture and ceremony."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1075330507> ;
    schema:genre "Electronic books"@en ;
    schema:genre "Ebook"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1075330507#Series/harvard_university_press_reference_library> ; # Harvard University Press reference library.
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1075330507#CreativeWork/> ;
    schema:name "Late antiquity : a guide to the postclassical world"@en ;
    schema:productID "858902621" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/858902621#PublicationEvent/cambridge_mass_london_eng_belknap_press_of_harvard_university_press_1999_boston_mass_credo_reference_2012> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1075330507#Agent/belknap_press_of_harvard_university_press> ; # Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
    schema:url <https://search.credoreference.com/content/title/hupla?institutionId=1993> ;
    schema:url <http://lalibcon.state.lib.la.us/refer/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fpublic.literati.credoreference.com%2Fcontent%2Ftitle%2Fhupla> ;
    schema:url <http://gatekeeper2.lindenwood.edu/login?url=http://literati.credoreference.com/content/title/hupla?institutionId=7708> ;
    schema:url <http://literati.credoreference.com/content/title/hupla> ;
    schema:url <https://login.ezproxy.roberts.edu/login?qurl=http%3A%2F%2Fsearch.credoreference.com%2Fcontent%2Ftitle%2Fhupla> ;
    schema:url <https://gold.worcester.edu/login?url=http://search.credoreference.com/content/title/hupla?institutionId=5188> ;
    schema:url <http://search.credoreference.com/content/title/hupla> ;
    schema:url <http://ezproxy1.nic.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.credoreference.com/content/title/hupla> ;
    schema:url <http://proxy.lib.utk.edu:90/login?url=http://search.credoreference.com/content/title/hupla?institutionId=680> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781849722766> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/858902621> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1075330507#Agent/belknap_press_of_harvard_university_press> # Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Belknap Press of Harvard University Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1075330507#Place/cambridge_mass> # Cambridge, Mass.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Cambridge, Mass." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1075330507#Series/harvard_university_press_reference_library> # Harvard University Press reference library.
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
    schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/858902621> ; # Late antiquity : a guide to the postclassical world
    schema:name "Harvard University Press reference library." ;
    schema:name "Harvard University Press reference library" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/863468> # Classical dictionaries
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Classical dictionaries"@en ;
    .

<http://search.credoreference.com/content/title/hupla>
    rdfs:comment "from Credo Reference" ;
    rdfs:comment "(Unlimited Concurrent Users)" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/100215326> # Oleg Grabar
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Grabar" ;
    schema:givenName "Oleg" ;
    schema:name "Oleg Grabar" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/108295941> # Glen Warren Bowersock
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1936" ;
    schema:familyName "Bowersock" ;
    schema:givenName "Glen Warren" ;
    schema:givenName "G. W." ;
    schema:name "Glen Warren Bowersock" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/22155382> # Peter Brown
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1935" ;
    schema:familyName "Brown" ;
    schema:givenName "Peter" ;
    schema:name "Peter Brown" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1075330507#CreativeWork/>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    schema:description "Print version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/858902621> ; # Late antiquity : a guide to the postclassical world
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781849722766>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1849722765" ;
    schema:isbn "9781849722766" ;
    .

<https://login.ezproxy.roberts.edu/login?qurl=http%3A%2F%2Fsearch.credoreference.com%2Fcontent%2Ftitle%2Fhupla>
    rdfs:comment "Available for B. Thomas Golisano via Credo Reference. Click here to access." ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.