Perpetua's Passion: The Death and Memory of a Young Roman Woman (Paperback)
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Short Description for Perpetua's Passion In 203 AD a group of Christians in Carthage were sentenced to death. One of these, a young mother, wrote a diary while awaiting execution. This narrative is the focus of this work which studies the conflict that resulted in her martyrdom and places it in an intellectual and social context.
- Published: 20 November 1997
- Format: Paperback 240 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780415918374 ISBN 10: 0415918375
- Sales rank: 1,436,686
Full description for Perpetua's Passion
Perpetua's Passion studies the third-century martyrdom of a young woman and places it in the intellectual and social context of her age. Conflicting ideas of religion, family and gender are explored as Salisbury follows Perpetua from her youth in a wealthy Roman household to her imprisonment and death in the arena.