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Vandals, Romans and Berbers : new perspectives on late antique north Africa

Author: A H Merrills
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Paperback edition]View all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: Church history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A H Merrills
ISBN: 9781138252684 1138252689 9780754641452 0754641457
OCLC Number: 1076660755
Notes: Originally published: Burlington, VT : Ashgate Publishing, 2004.
"An Ashgate Book"--Cover.
Description: xv, 347 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Contents: Introduction: Vandals, Romans and Berbers: understanding Late Antique North Africa, A.H. Merrills. Part 1 African Identities: The Vandals: fragments of a narrative, Walter Pohl; The settlement of the Vandals in North Africa, Andreas Schwarcz; The house of Nubel: rebels or players?, Andy Blackhurst; From Arzuges to Rustamids: state formation and regional identity in the pre-Saharan zone, Alan Rushworth. Part 2 Written Culture: 'Romuleis Libicisque litteris': Fulgentius and the 'Vandal Renaissance', Gregory Hays; Vandal poets in their context, Judith W. George; The perils of panegyric: the lost poem of Dracontius and its consequences, A.H. Merrills; The so-called Laterculus Regum Vandalorum et Alanorum: a 6th-century African addition to Prosper Tiro's chronicle?, Roland Steinacher; Who wrote the Ostraka from the IlAt de l'Amiraute, Carthage?, Jacqueline F. Godfrey; Literacy and private documentation in Vandal North Africa: the case of the Albertini Tablets, Jonathan P. Conant. Part 3 The African Church In Context: Who were the Circumcellions?, Brent D. Shaw; From Donatist opposition to Byzantine loyalism: the cult of martyrs in North Africa 350-650, W.H.C. Frend; Intentions and audiences: history, hagiography, martyrdom, and confession in Victor of Vita's Historia Persecutionis, Danuta Shanzer; Disputing the end of African Christianity, MarkA. Handley. Select bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: edited by A.H. Merrills.


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'... this detailed scholarly collection is a most thorough study of North Africa in late antiquity; it will undoubtedly remain the definitive study on the topic for decades... Highly recommended.' Read more...

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