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    DescriptionIn this history of the late antique period, which appeared earlier in the multivolume series, "A History of Private Life", Peter Brown explores the slow shift from one form of public community to another - from the ancient city to the Christian Church. In the four centuries between Marcus Aurelius (161-180) and Justinian (527-565), the Mediterranean world passed through a series of profound transmutations that affected the rhythms of life, the moral sensibilities, and the concomitant sense of the self of the inhabitants of its cities, and of the countryside around them.

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    Late Antiquity
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Brown
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 227 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 163 g
    ISBN 13: 9780674511705
    ISBN 10: 0674511700

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    DC21: 938
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDA
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
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    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    DC22: 937
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    Abridged Dewey: 937
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    BIC subject category V2: 1QDA
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    LC classification: DG78 .B7413 1998, DG78.B7413
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHD, NHC
    Imprint name
    The Belknap Press
    Publication date
    29 April 1998
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass.
    Author Information
    Peter Brown is Philip and Beulah Rollins Professor of History, Princeton University. Among his publications is The Rise of Western Christendom: Triumph and Diversity, 200-1000 A.D.
    Review quote
    [Late Antiquity] is a scintillating essay. Brown brilliantly arranges his intuitions around the central theme of the 'public' classical city being replaced by the internalized Christian city of another, non-secular world. That becomes the central pattern of explanation for changes in attitude to sexuality, and for the development of unprecedented respect for sexual purity as an attribute of nuns, monks and bishops. -- Thomas Wiedemann Jact Review
    Table of contents
    Introduction The "Wellborn" Few Person and Group in Judaism and Early Christianity Church and Leadership The Challenge of the Desert East and West: The New Marital Morality Notes Bibliography Acknowledgments Index