Society and the Holy in Late Antiquity

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University of California Press, Oct 25, 1989 - History - 347 pages
"The United States Navy and Marine Corps operate a fleet of tactical fighter aircraft that provide air-to-air and air-to-ground combat capabilities. Although current procurement plans call for the purchase of about 700 new fighter aircraft over the next 15 years, the Department of the Navy is projecting that purchases planned for the next 5 to 10 years will be unable to keep pace with the retirement of today's F/A-18A-D Hornets as they reach the limit of their service life. This Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report--prepared as directed by the House Armed Services Committee's Report on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 (H. Rept. 111-166)--compares several alternatives for maintaining the Navy's and Marine Corps' fighter inventory levels. The alternatives include different combinations of extending the service life of Hornets and purchasing new aircraft in addition to those already planned. In keeping with CBO's mandate to provide objective, impartial analysis, this report makes no recommendations"--Preface.
 

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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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