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'We have no king but Christ' : Christian political thought in Greater Syria on the eve of the Arab conquest (c.400-585)

Author: Philip Wood
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Series: Oxford studies in Byzantium.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An examination of how, at the close of the Roman Empire, Christianity influenced the political and social philosophy of the peoples of the Near East, laying the groundwork for the blending of religious and ethnic identity that we see in the Middle East today.
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Wood
OCLC Number: 726833449
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 13 avril 2011).
Description: 1 online resource (1 texte électronique)
Contents: Introduction ; 1. Classification in a Christian Empire ; 2. Controlling the Barbarians: The First Syrian Hagiographic Collection ; 3. Theories of Nations and the World of Late Antiquity ; 4. Edessa and Beyond: The Reception of the Doctrina Addai in the Fifth and Sixth Centuries ; 5. The Julian Romance ; 6. Creating Boundaries in the Miaphysite Movement ; 7. A Miaphysite Commonwealth ; Conclusions
Series Title: Oxford studies in Byzantium.
Responsibility: Philip Wood.

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