An accessible and authoritative overview capturing the vitality anddiversity of scholarship that exists on the transformative timeperiod known as late antiquity.
- Provides an essential overview of current scholarship on lateantiquity – from between the accession of Diocletian in AD284 and the end of Roman rule in the Mediterranean
- Comprises 39 essays from some of the world's foremost scholarsof the era
- Presents this once-neglected period as an age of powerfultransformation that shaped the modern world
- Emphasizes the central importance of religion and itsconnection with economic, social, and political life
- Winner of the 2009 Single Volume Reference/Humanities &Social Sciences PROSE award granted by the Association of AmericanPublishers