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The Cambridge Ancient History: Late Antiquity: Empire and Successors, AD 425-600 v.14

The Cambridge Ancient History: Late Antiquity: Empire and Successors, AD 425-600 v.14

Hardback Cambridge Ancient History (Hardcover)

Edited by Averil Cameron, Edited by Bryan Ward-Perkins, Edited by Michael Whitby

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  • Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Format: Hardback | 1185 pages
  • Dimensions: 175mm x 229mm x 64mm | 1,724g
  • Publication date: 16 April 2001
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 0521325919
  • ISBN 13: 9780521325912
  • Edition: 3
  • Edition statement: 3rd ed.
  • Illustrations note: b/w figs
  • Sales rank: 722,533

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With Volume 14 The Cambridge Ancient History concludes its story. This latest volume embraces the wide range of approaches and scholarship which have in recent decades transformed our view of Late Antiquity. In particular, traditional political and social history has been enormously enhanced by integrating the rich evidence of Christian writing, and the constantly expanding results of archaeological research. A picture emerges of a period of considerable military and political disruption, but also of vibrant intellectual and cultural activity. The volume begins with a series of narrative chapters. These are followed by sections on government and institutions, economy and society, and religion and culture. A section on the provinces and the non-Roman world marks the rise of new and distinct political and cultural entities. This volume, and the CAH, ends in around AD 600, before the Arab conquests shattered for ever what remained of the unity of the Roman world.

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'Cambridge's production standards are exemplary. This volume is self-recommending.' Martin Brooke, Church Times 'This volume is an organizational and conceptual tour de force. ... a reliable, amply documented, and self-aware volume that offers clear guidance through a landscape of remarkable variety and interest. The volume is far more than a rock solid base for further research by scholars already in the field. It invites thoughtful reassessment of the era it so vividly describes so that students of other eras might benefit from its lessons.' M. Maas, Rice University 'An indispensable reference work for anyone interested in the Roman world during the period, CAH, vol. 14 belongs on library shelves and in the studies of all serious students of late antiquity.' The Journal of S.J.T.

Table of contents

Part I. Chronological Overview: 1. The Western Empire, 425-476 Peter Heather; 2. The Eastern Empire: Theodosius to Anastasius A. D. Lee; 3. Justin I and and Justinian Averil Cameron; 4. The successors of Justinian Michael Whitby; 5. The Western Kingdoms Roger Collins; Part II. Government and Institutions: 6. Emperor and court M. McCormick; 7. Government and administration Sam Barnish, A. D. Lee and Michael Whitby; 8. Administration and politics in the cities of the fifth to mid-seventh centuries: 425-640 J. H. W. G. Liebeschuetz; 9. Roman law Detlef Liebs; 10. Law in the Western Kingdoms between the fifth and the seventh centuries T. M. Charles-Edwards; 11. The army, c. 420-602 Michael Whitby; Part III. East and West: Economy and Society: 12. Land, labour and settlement Bryan Ward-Perkins; 13. Specialised production and exchange Bryan Ward-Perkins; 14. The family in the late Roman world Andrea Giardina; 15. Family and friendship in the West Ian Wood; 16. State, lordship and community in the West (c. AD 400-600) Peter Heather; 17. Armies and society in the later Roman world Michael Whitby; Part IV. The Provinces and the Non-Roman World: 18. The north-western provinces Ian N. Wood; 19. Italy, AD 425-605 Mark Humphries; 20. Vandals and Byzantine Africa Averil Cameron; 21a. Asia Minor and Cyprus Charlotte Roueche; 21b. Syria, Palestine and Mesopotamia Hugh Kennedy; 21c. Egypt James G. Keenan; 22a. The Sasanid monarchy Ze'ev Rubin; 22b. Armenia in the fifth and sixth centuries R. W. Thomson; 22c. The Arabs Lawrence I. Conrad; 23. The Balkans and Greece, 420-602 Michael Whitby; Part V. Religions and Culture: 24. The organization of the Church S. G. Hall; 25. Monasticism Philip Rousseau; 26 Holy men Peter Brown; 27. The definition and enforcement of orthodoxy Pauline Allen; 28. Philosophy and philosophical schools Anne Sheppard; 29. Education in the Roman Empire Robert Browning; 30. The visual arts Robin Cormack; 31. Building and architecture Marlia Mundell Mango; Conclusion.