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    DescriptionIn this inspiring new history of the early Christian movement, award-winning historian Kate Cooper reveals a vivid picture of the triumphs and hardships of the first mothers of the infant church. As far as recorded history is concerned, women in the ancient world lived almost invisibly in a man's world. Piecing together their story from the few contemporary accounts that have survived requires painstaking detective work, but it can render both the past and the present in a new light. Following the lives of influential women across the first centuries of the church, "Band of Angels" tells the remarkable story of how a new way of understanding relationships took root in the ancient world. As Cooper demonstrates, women from all walks of life played an invaluable role in Christianity's growth to become a world religion. Peasants, empresses, and independent businesswomen contributed what they could to an emotional revolution unlike anything the ancient world had ever seen. By sharing the ideas that had inspired them, ancient women changed their own lives. But they did something more. Their story is a testament to what invisible people can achieve, and to how the power of ideas can change the world, one household at a time.


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    Title
    Band of Angels
    Subtitle
    The Forgotten World of Early Christian Women
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kate Cooper
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 342
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 590 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781468307405
    ISBN 10: 1468307401
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HRC
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.4
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    BIC subject category V2: JFSJ1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HRAX
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: RL
    Libri: I-RL
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BISAC V2.8: REL015000
    B&T Approval Code: A13550000, A13260000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 53
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: SOC028000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: REL105000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 270.1082
    DC21: 270.1082
    LC classification: BR195.W6 C663 2013
    Thema V1.0: QRM, JBSF1, QRAX, QRVP7, NHC
    Publisher
    Overlook Press
    Imprint name
    Overlook Press
    Publication date
    26 September 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Kate Cooper is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Manchester. Born in Washington, DC and educated at Princeton, Harvard, and Wesleyan universities, she is the author of "The Virgin and the Bride" and "The Fall of the Roman Household." She is the recipient of the Rome Prize and a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome.
    Review quote
    "I don't quite know another book like this one...One great gift of this book involves women's agency. Contrary to the worn-out canard that Roman women "were just property," Cooper explains how Roman law allowed widows and even daughters control over property and wide room for influence... Cooper has presented us with a wide-ranging, informative study. I admire her learning and her guidance, and she knows how to lead an audience. I am especially grateful that she chose to follow the lives of individual women rather than to build an abstract argument." --"Huffington Post"