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Violence and Belief in Late Antiquity
Language: en
Pages: 408
Authors: Thomas Sizgorich
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-03-19 - Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

In Violence and Belief in Late Antiquity, Thomas Sizgorich seeks to understand why and how violent expressions of religious devotion became central to the self-understandings of both Christian and Muslim communities between the fourth and ninth centuries. Sizgorich argues that the cultivation of violent martyrdom as a path to holiness
Shifting Genres in Late Antiquity
Language: en
Pages: 358
Authors: Geoffrey Greatrex, Hugh Elton, the assistance of Lucas McMahon
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-01 - Publisher: Routledge

Shifting Genres in Late Antiquity examines the transformations that took place in a wide range of genres, both literary and non-literary, in this dynamic period. The Christianisation of the Roman empire and the successor kingdoms had a profound impact on the evolution of Greek and Roman literature, and many aspects
Conversion in Late Antiquity: Christianity, Islam, and Beyond
Language: en
Pages: 436
Authors: Arietta Papaconstantinou, Daniel L. Schwartz
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-03 - Publisher: Routledge

The papers in this volume were presented at a Mellon-Sawyer Seminar held at the University of Oxford in 2009-2010, which sought to investigate side by side the two important movements of conversion that frame late antiquity: to Christianity at its start, and to Islam at the other end. Challenging the
Religious Dissent in Late Antiquity, 350-450
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: Maijastina Kahlos
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-12-16 - Publisher:

Religious Dissent in Late Antiquity reconsiders the religious history of the late Roman Empire, focusing on the shifting position of dissenting religious groups - conventionally called "pagans" and "heretics". The period from the mid-fourth century until the mid-fifth century CE witnessed asignificant transformation of late Roman society and a gradual
Episcopal Elections in Late Antiquity
Language: en
Pages: 606
Authors: Johan Leemans
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

The election of a new bishop was a defining moment for local Christian communities in Late Antiquity. This volume contributes to a reassessment of the phenomenon of episcopal elections from the broadest possible perspective, examining the varied combination of factors, personalities, rules and habits that played a role in the