Society and the Holy in Late Antiquity

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University of California Press, Oct 25, 1989 - History - 347 pages
With the blend of art and learning that is the hallmark of his work, Peter Brown here examines how the sacred impinged upon the profane during the first Christian millennium.

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Contents

Gibbons Views on Culture and Society in the Fifth
22
In Gibbons Shade
49
Mohammed and Charlemagne by Henri Pirenne
63
in Late Antiquity
103
The Case of Syria
153
The View from the Precipice
196
35
207
Relics and Social Status
222
A Medieval Change
302
Index
333
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Peter Brown is Professor of History at Princeton University and author of, among other works, Augustine of Hippo: A Biography and The Body and Society: Men, Women, and Sexual Renunciation in Early Christianity; he is General Editor of the series, The Transformation of the Classical Heritage, published by the University of California Press.

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