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    DescriptionThe critical century between the arrival of Constantine and the advance of Alaric in the early fifth century witnessed dramatic changes in the city of Rome. In this book Dr Curran has broken away from the usual notions of religious conflict between Christians and pagans, to focus on a number of approaches to the Christianization of Rome. He surveys the laws and political considerations which governed the building policy of Constantine and his successors, the effect of papal building and commemorative constructions on Roman topography, the continuing ambivalence of the Roman festal calendar, and the conflict between Christians over asceticism and 'real' Christianity. Thus using analytical, literary, and legal evidence Dr Curran explains the way in which the landscape, civic life, and moral values of Rome were transformed by complex and sometimes paradoxical forces, laying the foundation for the capital of medieval Christendom. Through a study of Rome as a city Dr Curran explores the rise of Christianity and the decline of paganism in the later Roman empire.

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    Pagan City and Christian Capital
    Rome in the Fourth Century
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Curran
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 412
    Width: 139 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 511 g
    ISBN 13: 9780199254200
    ISBN 10: 0199254206

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DST
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    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
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    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
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    Illustrations note
    34pp linedrawings and maps
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    22 August 2002
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    Author Information
    John Curran is Lecturer in the School of Classics and Ancient History, Queen's University, Belfast
    Review quote
    a welcome addition to this distinguished series ... the author has new insights to offer in every chapter ... an impressive achievement, a work of great learning and meticulous documentation yet never dull and always readable. Fred S. Kleiner, Bryn Mawr Classical Review
    Table of contents
    1. EMPERORS, GODS, AND VIOLENCE IN THIRD-CENTURY ROME ; 2. Conservator Urbis: Maxentius in Rome ; 3. Constantine and Rome: The Context of Innovation ; 4. The Christianization of the Topography of Rome, AD 337-384 ; 5. THE LEGAL STANDING OF THE ANCIENT CULTS OF ROME ; 6. Paganism, Christianity, and the Imperial Celebrations in the Circus Maximus during the Fourth Century ; 7. Jerome, Asceticism, and the Roman Aristocracy, AD 340-410 ; Towards an understanding of 'Christianization' in Rome