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The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity


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Acknowledgments List of Contributors List of Illustrations Preface Scott F. Johnson, Georgetown University and Dumbarton Oaks Introduction: Late Antique Conceptions of Late Antiquity Herve Inglebert, Universite Paris Ouest Nanterre-La Defense (Paris X) Part I. Geographies and Peoples 1. The Western Kingdoms, Michael Kulikowski 2. Barbarians: Problems and Approaches, Michael Maas 3. The Balkans, Craig H. Caldwell III, 4. Armenia, Tim Greenwood 5. Central Asia and the Silk Road, Etienne de la Vaissiere 6. Syriac and the "Syrians,"Philip Wood 7. Egypt, Arietta Papaconstantinou 8. The Coptic Tradition, Anne Boud'hors 9. Ethiopia and Arabia, Christian Julien Robin Part II. Literary and Philosophical Cultures 10. Latin Poetry, Scott McGill 11. Greek Poetry, Gianfranco Agosti 12. Historiography, Brian Croke 13. Hellenism and its Discontents, Aaron Johnson 14. Education: Speaking, Thinking, and Socializing, Edward Watts 15. Monasticism and the Philosophical Heritage, Samuel Rubenson 16. Physics and Metaphysics, Gregory Smith 17. Travel, Cartography, and Cosmology, Scott Fitzgerald Johnson III. Law, State, and Social Structures 18. Economic Trajectories, Jairus Banaji 19. Agriculture and Other, "Rural Matters," Cam Grey 20. Marriage and Family, Kyle Harper 21. Health, Disease, and Hospitals: The Case of the "Sacred House," Peregrine Horden 22. Concepts of Citizenship, Ralph Mathisen 23. Justice and Equality, Kevin Uhalde 24. Roman Law and Legal Culture, Jill Harries 25. Communication: Use and Reuse, Andrew Gillett Part IV. Religions and Religious Identity 26. Paganism and Christianization, Jaclyn Maxwell 27. Episcopal Leadership, David M. Gwynn 28. Theological Argumentation: The Case of Forgery, Susan Wessel 29. Sacred Space and Visual Art, Ann Marie Yasin 30. Object Relations: Theorizing the Late Antique Viewer, Glenn Peers 31. From Nisibis to Xi'an: The Church of the East across Sasanian Persia, Joel Walker 32. Early Islam as a Late Antique Religion, Robert Hoyland 33. Muhammad and the Qur'an, Stephen J. Shoemaker Part V. Late Antiquity in Perspective 34. Comparative State Formation: The Later Roman Empire in the Wider World, John Haldon 35. Late Antiquity in Byzantium, Petre Guran 36. Late Antiquity and the Italian Renaissance, Christopher Celenza

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Scott Fitzgerald Johnson is Assistant Professor of Classics and Letters at the University of Oklahoma.


"[Johnson] has assembled a comprehensive collection of first rate articles that will figure prominently on the reading lists for graduate and undergraduate courses in years to come and will prove indispensable for scholarly research.... This book is a magnificent testimony to the continued vitality of late antiquity." --The Classical Review

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