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Late Antiquity: A Very Short Introduction

Gillian Clark

February 2011

ISBN: 9780199546206

160 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

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The time known as Late Antiquity (c.300-c.800) was a fascinatingly diverse and important period which saw the 'Fall of Rome' and the growth of Christianity and Islam. Gillian Glark explores its historical controversies, introducing the main characters and themes, and demonstrating the transition between the medieval and ancient.

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The time known as Late Antiquity (c.300-c.800) was a fascinatingly diverse and important period which saw the 'Fall of Rome' and the growth of Christianity and Islam. Gillian Clark explores its historical controversies, introducing the main characters and themes, and demonstrating the transition between the medieval and ancient.

  • Engaging introduction to an intriguing period in ancient history
  • Discusses late antiquity in relation to other periods in history, including Byzantium and the Fall of Rome
  • Thematic approach introducing all of the main themes, individuals, and historiographical controversies of the time
  • Considers the relationship between the world of late antiquity and the modern world, and the interplay between the ancient and the modern

About the Author(s)

Gillian Clark, Emeritus Professor of Ancient History at the University of Bristol

Table of Contents

    1:What and when is late antiquity?
    2:Running the Empire
    3:Law and welfare
    4:Religion
    5:What shall we do to be saved?
    6:Barbarism
    7:Bronze elephants: classical and Christian culture
    8:Decisive change?
    Chronology