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Raymond Van Dam - Kingdom of Snow: Roman Rule and Greek Culture in Cappadocia - 9780812236811 - V9780812236811
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Kingdom of Snow: Roman Rule and Greek Culture in Cappadocia

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Description for Kingdom of Snow: Roman Rule and Greek Culture in Cappadocia Hardback. Kingdom of Snow investigates the impact of Roman rule in Cappadocia and the fate of classical Greek culture in an increasingly Christian society. Num Pages: 336 pages, 1 map. BIC Classification: 1DVT; 1QDAR; 3D; HBJF; HBLA; JFC. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 160 x 236 x 25. Weight in Grams: 642.

Cappadocia had long been a marginal province in the eastern Roman empire, high on a rugged plateau in central Asia Minor and hardly influenced by classical Greek culture. But during the fourth century emperors visited repeatedly as they traveled between Constantinople and Antioch. In Cappadocia they met provincial notables and prominent churchmen, including Basil of Caesarea, his brother Gregory of Nyssa, and their friend Gregory of Nazianzus. These three Cappadocian Fathers were already competing with local landowners over the distribution of resources. As patrons representing their communities, they negotiated with provincial administrators and presented petitions to the imperial court. They ... Read more

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Product Details

Format
Hardback
Publication date
2002
Publisher
University of Pennsylvania Press
Number of pages
308
Condition
New
Number of Pages
336
Place of Publication
Pennsylvania, United States
ISBN
9780812236811
SKU
V9780812236811
Shipping Time
Usually ships in 7 to 11 working days
Ref
99-1

About Raymond Van Dam
Raymond Van Dam is Professor of History at the University of Michigan and author of the companion volumes Families and Friends in Late Roman Cappadocia and Becoming Christian: The Conversion of Roman Cappadocia, both also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press.

Reviews for Kingdom of Snow: Roman Rule and Greek Culture in Cappadocia
"Essential reading for theology students and any inquiry into the world of late antiquity."
Religious Studies Review

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