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

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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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  • Hardback | 1185 pages
  • 175.26 x 228.6 x 63.5mm | 1,723.64g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 3rd ed.
  • 24 maps 3 tables
  • 0521325919
  • 9780521325912
  • 924,070

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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.

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