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    DescriptionLate antiquity: decline or transformation, conflict or interaction? Late antiquity is the period (c.300 - c.800) in which barbarian invasions ended Roman Empire in Western Europe by the fifth century and Arab invasions ended Roman rule over the eastern and southern Mediterranean coasts by the seventh century. Asking 'what, where, and when' Gillian Clark presents an introduction to the concept of late antiquity and the events of its time. Not only a period of cultural clashes, political restructurings, and geographical controversies, Clark also demonstrates the sheer richness and diversity of religious life as well as the significant changes to trade, economy, archaeology, and towns. Encapsulating significant developments through vignettes, she reflects upon the period by asking the question 'How much can we recognise in the world of late antiquity?' ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


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    Title
    Late Antiquity: A Very Short Introduction
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gillian Clark
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 152
    Width: 112 mm
    Height: 172 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 141 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199546206
    ISBN 10: 0199546207
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    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
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    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
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    B&T Approval Code: A14202000
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    DC22: 930.5
    LC classification: D57 .C58 2011
    Thema V1.0: NHC
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    15 black and white halftones
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    22 March 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Gillian Clark was a student and then Research Fellow at Somerville College, Oxford. In 2000 she was appointed as the first Professor of Ancient History at the University of Bristol. She co-edits the OUP series Oxford Early Christian Studies and Oxford Early Christian Texts. She is also on the editorial committee of the Journal of Roman Studies and the advisory board of the Journal of Late Anquity.
    Table of contents
    1. What and when is late antiquity? ; 2. Running the Empire ; 3. Law and welfare ; 4. Religion ; 5. What shall we do to be saved? ; 6. Barbarism ; 7. Bronze elephants: classical and Christian culture ; 8. Decisive change? ; Chronology