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    Peasant and Empire in Christian North Africa (Transformation of the Classical Heritage) (Hardback) By (author) Leslie Dossey

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    DescriptionThis remarkable history foregrounds the most marginal sector of the Roman population, the provincial peasantry, to paint a fascinating new picture of peasant society. Making use of detailed archaeological and textual evidence, Leslie Dossey examines the peasantry in relation to the upper classes in Christian North Africa, tracing that region's social and cultural history from the Punic times to the eve of the Islamic conquest. She demonstrates that during the period when Christianity was spreading to both city and countryside in North Africa, a convergence of economic interests narrowed the gap between the rustici and the urbani, creating a consumer revolution of sorts among the peasants. This book's postcolonial perspective points to the empowerment of the North African peasants and gives voice to lower social classes across the Roman world.

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    Peasant and Empire in Christian North Africa
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Leslie Dossey
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 376
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 31 mm
    Weight: 485 g
    ISBN 13: 9780520254398
    ISBN 10: 0520254392

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HB
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/AFRICN
    BISAC V2.8: HIS001000
    DC22: 960
    B&T General Subject: 431
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    BIC subject category V2: 1HB
    DC22: 305.56330939709015
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 305.5/6330939709015
    LC classification: HD1538.A355 D67 2010
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHC
    Illustrations note
    4 b/w photographs, 9 line illustrations, 13 tables
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    19 October 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Leslie Dossey is Associate Professor of History at Loyola University of Chicago.
    Review quote
    "This fine book breaks new ground in ... its bold interpretation of ... the development of civil and religious communities in the African countryside." -- J. Patout Burns Church History 20120301 "A groundbreaking work... Dossey has made a major contribution to the study of this important facet." -- Jesper Carlsen, University of Southern Denmark The Historian 20130131 "Fascinating... Leslie Dossey has succeeded in producing an important study of North African peasants in Late Antiquity... A valuable contribution." -- Eric Fournier, West Chester University of Pennsylvania Jrnl Of World History 20120901 "Powerful... [Dossey] fills a major lacuna in understanding... A penetrating account of archaeological and source analysis." -- M. A. Gaumer Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses 20130318 "An important contribution to a long-running debate." -- Matthew Hobson Early Medieval Europe 20120501