Late Antiquity

Late Antiquity

by Peter Robert Brown


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In this history of the late antique period, which appeared earlier in the five-volume series A History of Private Life, Peter Brown shows 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 sense of the self of the inhabitants of its cities, and of the countryside around them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674511705
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 04/15/1998
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 789,075
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Peter Brown is Philip and Beulah Rollins Professor of History, Emeritus, at Princeton University.

Table of Contents


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





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