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Daily life in late antiquity / Kristina Sessa.

Author/creator Sessa, Kristina author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Copyright Notice ©2018
Descriptionx, 250 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Subject(s)
Contents Introduction: Studying Daily Life in the Late Roman Empire -- 1. Rural Life -- 2. Urban Life -- 3. The Household -- 4. The State in Everyday Life -- 5. Body and Mind -- 6. Religion and Daily Life.
Abstract Daily Life in Late Antiquity is the first comprehensive study of lived experience in the Late Roman Empire, from ca. 250 to 600 CE. Each of the six topical chapters highlights historical "everyday" people, along with spaces and objects, whose lives operate as windows into the late ancient economy, social relations, military service, religious systems, cultural habits, and the material environment. However, it is nevertheless grounded in late ancient primary sources--many of which are available in accessible English translations--and the most recent cutting-edge scholarship by specialists in fields such as archaeology, social history, religious studies, and environmental history. From Manichean rituals to military service, gladiatorial combat to garbage collection, patrician households to peasant families, Daily Life in Late Antiquity introduces readers to the world of Late Antiquity from the bottom up--back cover.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 231-238) and index.
Genre/formHistory.
LCCN 2018001757
ISBN9780521766104 (hardcover)
ISBN0521766109 (hardcover)
ISBN9780521148405 (paperback)
ISBN0521148405 (paperback)

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