The World of Late Antiquity

The World of Late Antiquity AD 150-750 Peter Brown

This remarkable study in social and cultural change explains how and why the Late Antique world, between c.150 and c.750 A.D., came to differ from 'Classical civilization'. These centuries, as the author demonstrates, were the era in which the most deep-rooted of ancient institutions disappeared for all time. By 476 the Roman empire had vanished from western Europe; by 655 the Persian empire had vanished from the Near East. The result is a lucid answer to a crucial question in world history; how the exceptionally homogeneous Mediterranean world of c. 200 A.D. became divided into the three mutually estranged societies of the Middle Ages: Catholic Western Europe, Byzantium, and Islam. We still live with the results of these contrasts.
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ISBN
9780500330227
Uitgever
Thames & Hudson Ltd
Druk
1e
Datum
20-03-1989
Taal
Engels
Bladzijden
216 pp.
Bindwijze
Paperback
Genre
Geschiedenis

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