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22%OFFElizabeth Key Fowden - The Barbarian Plain: Saint Sergius between Rome and Iran - 9780520216853 - V9780520216853
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The Barbarian Plain: Saint Sergius between Rome and Iran

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Description for The Barbarian Plain: Saint Sergius between Rome and Iran Hardback. Focusing on the socio-cultural as well as the political dimensions of the Sergius cult, this study sheds light on the lives of the ordinary faithful, as well as on religion's place in the strategic calculations of hostile empires. It discusses Arab Christianity in the context of late Roman culture in the East. Series: Transformation of the Classical Heritage. Num Pages: 246 pages, 17 figures, including b/w photographs and line illustrations, 3 maps. BIC Classification: 1QDAR; 3D; HBG; HBJF; HBLA; HRKP. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 236 x 166 x 23. Weight in Grams: 522.
During the fifth and sixth centuries A.D. there arose on the Euphrates frontier, between the empires of Rome and Iran, a city girded with glittering gypsum walls. Within these walls stood a great church, a shrine for the relics of Saint Sergius, who was martyred there, at Rusafa, in the early fourth century. Around Rusafa stretched the 'Barbarian Plain,' inhabited by Rome's Arab allies, many of whom revered the saint. Elizabeth Key Fowden examines the rise of the cult of Sergius in late antiquity, drawing on literary accounts, inscriptions, archaeology, images, and the landscape itself to construct a many-faceted picture ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Hardback
Publication date
1999
Publisher
University of California Press United States
Number of pages
246
Condition
New
Series
Transformation of the Classical Heritage
Number of Pages
254
Place of Publication
Berkerley, United States
ISBN
9780520216853
SKU
V9780520216853
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Ref
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About Elizabeth Key Fowden
Elizabeth Key Fowden is a Research Fellow at the Center for Greek and Roman Antiquity in Athens, Greece.

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