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Peasant and empire in Christian North Africa

Author: Leslie Dossey
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, cop. 2010.
Series: The transformation of the classical heritage.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

Deals with the marginal sector of the Roman population, the provincial peasantry, to paint a fresh picture of peasant society. This title examines the peasantry in relation to the upper classes in  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie Dossey
ISBN: 9780520254398 0520254392
OCLC Number: 758990320
Notes: Índice.
Description: 352.
Contents: Historical overview --
Rural consumption in early imperial North Africa --
A late antique consumer revolution? --
Frustrated communities : the rise and fall of the self-governing village --
Bishops where no bishops should be : the phenomenon of the rural bishopric --
Preaching to peasants --
Reinterpreting rebellion : textual communities and the circumcellions.
Series Title: The transformation of the classical heritage.
Responsibility: Leslie Dossey.


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"This fine book breaks new ground in ... its bold interpretation of ... the development of civil and religious communities in the African countryside." -- J. Patout Burns Church History "A Read more...

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