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Alexandria in Late Antiquity: Topography and Social Conflict (Ancient Society & History)

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Second only to Rome in the ancient world, Alexandria was home to many of late antiquity's most brilliant writers, philosophers, and theologians — among them Philo, Origen, Arius, Athanasius, Hypatia, Cyril, and John Philoponus. Now, in Alexandria in Late Antiquity, Christopher Haas offers the first book to place these figures within the physical and social context of Alexandria's bustling urban milieu.

Because of its clear demarcation of communal boundaries, Alexandria provides the modern historian with an ideal opportunity to probe the multicultural makeup of an ancient urban unit. Haas explores the broad avenues and back alleys of Alexandria's neighborhoods, its suburbs and waterfront, and aspects of material culture that underlay Alexandrian social and intellectual life. Organizing his discussion around the city's religious and ethnic blocs — Jews, pagans, and Christians — he details the fiercely competitive nature of Alexandrian social dynamics. In contrast to recent scholarship, which cites Alexandria as a model for peaceful coexistence within a culturally diverse community, Haas finds that the diverse groups' struggles for social dominance and cultural hegemony often resulted in violence and bloodshed — a volatile situation frequently exacerbated by imperial intervention on one side or the other.

Eventually, Haas concludes, Alexandrian society achieved a certain stability and reintegration — a process that resulted in the transformation of Alexandrian civic identity during the crucial centuries between antiquity and the Middle Ages.

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Taking advantage of the clear demarcation of communal boundaries in Alexandria of about the fourth century, Haas (history, Villanova U.) explores the multicultural makeup of an ancient urban unit. He organizes the discussion around the city's religious and ethnic blocs, Jews, pagans, and Christians, and demonstrates the fiercely competitive nature of the social dynamics.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 359-481) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780801853777
Author:
Haas, Christopher
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Location:
Baltimore :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Ancient - Greece
Subject:
Ancient - Egypt
Subject:
Alexandria (egypt)
Subject:
Alexandria (Egypt) Religion.
Subject:
Alexandria (Egypt) Ethnic relations.
Subject:
Alexandria
Subject:
Alexandria (Egypt) Civilization.
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Series:
Ancient Society & History
Series Volume:
SP-520
Publication Date:
19961231
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
520
Dimensions:
8.73x5.76x1.33 in. 1.75 lbs.

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