Rome in Late Antiquity: Everyday Life and Urban Change, AD 312-609

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Psychology Press, 2000 - History - 185 pages
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This books captures Rome's fall and rebirth during this tumultous period. The author details the rise of Christianity and its effects on the city as well as the political and cultural atmosphere. Also inlcludes six maps.
  

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Contents

Looking at the city
3
Transforming the citys image
17
War and invasion in the fifth and sixth
35
Urban administration
45
The nobility elite of the human race
59
Tradesmen and plebs
76
Religion and religiosity
85
The expansion of Christianity
98
Transforming the calendar
130
Festivals and entertainments
141
Education and culture
149
The influence of Christian Rome
157
Conclusion
163
Chronology
175
Index
183
Copyright

Material civilisation and mental attitudes
115

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About the author (2000)

Bertrand Lancon is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Valenciennes.

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