The making of late antiquity

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Harvard University Press, 1978 - History - 135 pages
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Peter Brown presents a masterly history of Roman society in the second, third, and fourth centuries. Brown interprets the changes in social patterns and religious thought, breaking away from conventional modern images of the period.

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(Copied from my annotated bibliography) This book is a compilation of a series of named lectures, Carl Newell Jackson Lectures given at Harvard in 1976. In these lectures Brown attempts to trace the ... Read full review

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Peter Brown here brings together several essays that trace the changes in Europe from the second century, with its celebrated Emperors like Hadrian and Marcus Aurelius to the Christian Empire of the ... Read full review

Contents

A Debate on the Holy
1
An Age of Ambition
27
The Rise of the Friends of God
54
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PETER BROWN, Rollins Professor of History at Princeton University, is a leading authority on the society of late antiquity and early Christianity. He is author of Augustine of Hippo: A Biography (1967, 2000), The Rise of Western Christendom (1996), Authority and the Sacred (1995), and The Body and Society: Men, Women, and Sexual Renunciation in Early Christianity (1988).

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