The Cambridge Ancient History: Late Antiquity: Empire and Successors, AD 425-600 v.14 (Hardback)
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Short Description for The Cambridge Ancient History: Late Antiquity: Empire and Successors, AD 425-600 v.14 Volume 14 concludes the new edition of The Cambridge Ancient History.
- Published: 16 April 2001
- Format: Hardback 1166 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780521325912 ISBN 10: 0521325919
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With Volume 14 The Cambridge Ancient History concludes its story. This latest volume embraces the wide range of approaches and scholarship which have in recent decades transformed our view of Late Antiquity. In particular, traditional political and social history has been enormously enhanced by integrating the rich evidence of Christian writing, and the constantly expanding results of archaeological research. A picture emerges of a period of considerable military and political disruption, but also of vibrant intellectual and cultural activity. The volume begins with a series of narrative chapters. These are followed by sections on government and institutions, economy and society, and religion and culture. A section on the provinces and the non-Roman world marks the rise of new and distinct political and cultural entities. This volume, and the CAH, ends in around AD 600, before the Arab conquests shattered for ever what remained of the unity of the Roman world.