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A History of Private Life, Volume 1: From Pagan Rome to Byzantium

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First of the widely celebrated and sumptuously illustrated series, this book reveals in intimate detail what life was really like in the ancient world. Behind the vast panorama of the pagan Roman empire, the reader discovers the intimate daily lives of citizens and slaves--from concepts of manhood and sexuality to marriage and the family, the roles of women, chastity and contraception, techniques of childbirth, homosexuality, religion, the meaning of virtue, and the separation of private and public spaces.

The emergence of Christianity in the West and the triumph of Christian morality with its emphasis on abstinence, celibacy, and austerity is startlingly contrasted with the profane and undisciplined private life of the Byzantine Empire. Using illuminating motifs, the authors weave a rich, colorful fabric ornamented with the results of new research and the broad interpretations that only masters of the subject can provide.

Synopsis:

First of the widely celebrated and sumptuously illustrated series, this book reveals in intimate detail what life was really like in the ancient world. Behind the vast panorama of the pagan Roman empire, the reader discovers the intimate daily lives of citizens and slaves--from concepts of manhood and sexuality to marriage and the family, the roles of women, chastity and contraception, techniques of childbirth, homosexuality, religion, the meaning of virtue, and the separation of private and public spaces. The emergence of Christianity in the West and the triumph of Christian morality with its emphasis on abstinence, celibacy, and austerity is startlingly contrasted with the profane and undisciplined private life of the Byzantine Empire. Using illuminating motifs, the authors weave a rich, colorful fabric ornamented with the results of new research and the broad interpretations that only masters of the subject can provide.

About the Author

Georges Duby, a member of the Académie Française, is Professor of Medieval History at the Collège de France.Paul Veyne is Professor at the Collège de France.Arthur Goldhammer received the French-American Translation Prize in 1990 for his translation of A Critical Dictionary of the French Revolution.

Table of Contents

Foreword
by Georges Duby

Introduction
by Paul Veyne

1. Roman Empire
by Paul Veyne


Introduction

From Mother's Womb to Last Will and Testament

Marriage

Slavery

The Household and Its Freed Slaves

Where Public Life Was Private

"Work" and Leisure

Patrimony

Public Opinion and Utopia

Pleasures and Excesses

Tranquilizers

2. Late Antiquity
by Peter Brown


Introduction

The "Wellborn" Few

Person and Group in Judaism and Early Christianity

Church and Leadership

The Challenge of the Desert

East and West: The New Marital Morality

3. Private Life and Domestic Architecture in Roman Africa
by Yvon Thébert


The Roman Home: Foreword by Paul Veyne

Some Theoretical Considerations

The Domestic Architecture of the Ruling Class

"Private" and "Public" Spaces: The Components of the Domus

How the Domus Worked

Conclusion

4. The Early Middle Ages in the West
by Michel Rouche


Introduction by Paul Veyne

Historical Introduction

Private Life Conquers State and Society

Body and Heart

Violence and Death

Sacred and Secret

Conclusion

5. Byzantium in the Tenth and Eleventh Centuries
by Evelyne Patlagean


The Byzantine Empire

Private Space

Self and Others

The Inner Life

Private Belief

Conclusion

Notes

Bibliography

Acknowledgments

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674399747
Editor:
Veyne, Paul
Editor:
Duby, Geroge
Editor:
Veyne, Paul
Editor:
Duby, Geroge
Author:
Aris, Phillippe
Author:
Veyne, Paul
Author:
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Author:
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Author:
Aries, Phillippe
Author:
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Author:
Phillippe Ari
Author:
Duby, Georges
Author:
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Author:
Aries, Philippe
Author:
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Author:
Goldhammer, Arthur
Publisher:
Belknap Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
World
Subject:
History - Ancient
Subject:
Istanbul
Subject:
Rome
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Family
Subject:
History
Subject:
Ancient - Rome
Subject:
Family -- History.
Subject:
Civilization -- History.
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
RELIGION / Christianity/History
Subject:
Reference - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
A History of Private Life
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
September 1992
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 color illustrations, 417 halftones, 3
Pages:
704
Dimensions:
9 x 7 in 39 oz

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