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These centuries, as the author demonstrates, were the era in which the most deeply rooted of ancient institutions disappeared for all time. By 476 the Russian empire had vanished from western Europe; by 655 the Persian empire had vanished from the Near East. Mr. Brown, Professor of History at Princeton University, examines these changes and men's reactions to them, but his account shows that the period was also one of outstanding new beginnings and defines the far-reaching impact both of Christianity on Europe and of Islam on the Near East. The result is a lucid answer to a crucial question in world history; how the exceptionally homogeneous Mediterranean world of c. 200 A.D. became divided into the three mutually estranged societies of the Middle Ages: Catholic Western Europe, Byzantium, and Islam. We still live with the results of these contrasts.

Synopsis:

This remarkable study in social and cultural change explains how and why the Late Antique world, between c. 150 and c. 750 A.D., came to differ from "Classical civilization."

About the Author

Peter Brown (Ph.D. Oxford University) is the Rollins Professor of History at Princeton University. He previously taught at London University and the University of California, Berkeley. He has written on the rise of Christianity and the end of the Roman empire. His works include: Augustine of Hippo (1967); The World of Late Antiquity (1972); The Cult of the Saints (1981); Body and Society (1988), The Rise of Western Christendom (1995 and 2002); Poverty and Leadership in the Later Roman Empire (2002). He is presently working on issues of wealth and poverty in the late Roman and early medieval Christian world.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393958034
Author:
Brown, Peter
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Editor:
Barraclough, Geoffrey
Author:
Barraclough, Geoffrey
Author:
Brown, Peter
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Rome
Subject:
Byzantine empire
Subject:
Byzantine Empire Civilization 527-1081.
Subject:
World History-Ancient History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references p. 209-213
Series:
Library of World Civilization
Series Volume:
no. XXII
Publication Date:
19890331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
8.29x5.83x.44 in. .59 lbs.

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