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Patrons and Viewers in Late Antiquity
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Stine Birk, Birte Poulsen
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-12-12 - Publisher: ISD LLC

Antiquity was a multi-cultural and multi-religious world. Meetings and interactions between cultures in East and West, and the consequent widespread exchange of ideas had an enormous impact on cultural practices and the creation of identities. These cultural diversities are reflected by both the archaeological material and the written sources. Patrons
Using Images in Late Antiquity
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Stine Birk, Troels Myrup Kristensen, Birte Poulsen
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-04-30 - Publisher: Oxbow Books

Fifteen papers focus on the active and dynamic uses of images during the first millennium AD. They bring together an international group of scholars who situate the period’s visual practices within their political, religious, and social contexts. The contributors present a diverse range of evidence, including mosaics, sculpture, and architecture
Pagans and Christians in Late Antique Rome
Language: en
Pages: 436
Authors: Michele Renee Salzman, Marianne Sághy, Rita Lizzi Testa
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-11-12 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book sheds new light on the religious and consequently social changes taking place in late antique Rome. The essays in this volume argue that the once-dominant notion of pagan-Christian religious conflict cannot fully explain the texts and artifacts, as well as the social, religious, and political realities of late
Corinth in Late Antiquity
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Amelia R. Brown
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-02-22 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Late antique Corinth was on the frontline of the radical political, economic and religious transformations that swept across the Mediterranean world from the second to sixth centuries CE. A strategic merchant city, it became a hugely important metropolis in Roman Greece and, later, a key focal point for early Christianity.
Learning Cities in Late Antiquity
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Jan R. Stenger
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-12-07 - Publisher: Routledge

Education in the Graeco-Roman world was a hallmark of the polis. Yet the complex ways in which pedagogical theory and practice intersected with their local environments has not been much explored in recent scholarship. Learning Cities in Late Antiquity suggests a new explanatory model that helps to understand better how