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Caesarius of Arles: The Making of a Christian Community in Late Antique Gaul (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series)

Caesarius of Arles: The Making of a Christian Community in Late Antique Gaul (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series)

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  • ISBN-13: 9780521430951
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date: Jan 28, 1994
  • Edition: 1st
  • Pages: 344 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.94 x 8.50 x 5.43 inches

Overview

This book studies the processes by which the pagan Roman Empire was transformed into the Christian Middle Ages. Drawing on the perspectives of social history, archaeology and anthropology, it focuses on the strategies of Bishop Caesarius of Arles (470SH542 AD) to promote Christian values, practices and beliefs among the pagans, Jews and Christians of southern France, and on the resistance provoked by his efforts among the population. This is the first book in English about Caesarius, and the only book to discuss southern Gaul during the sixth century.

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