The Rise of Western Christendom: Triumph and Diversity, A.D. 200-1000

Wiley, 18. dec. 2012 - 712 sider
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This tenth anniversary revised edition of the authoritative text on Christianity’s first thousand years of history features a new preface, additional color images, and an updated bibliography. The essential general survey of medieval European Christendom, Brown’s vivid prose charts the compelling and tumultuous rise of an institution that came to wield enormous religious and secular power.

• Clear and vivid history of Christianity’s rise and its pivotal role in the making of Europe
• Written by the celebrated Princeton scholar who originated of the field of study known as ‘late antiquity’
• Includes a fully updated bibliography and index

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Review: The Rise of Western Christendom: Triumph & Diversity 200-1000

Brugeranmeldelse  - AskHistorians - Goodreads

The best introduction by far on late-antique/early medieval Christianity from the man who quite literally created late antiquity itself. The second edition almost doubled the size of the book and is the standard text for teaching this topic, definitely worth reading. Læs hele anmeldelsen

Review: The Rise of Western Christendom: Triumph & Diversity 200-1000

Brugeranmeldelse  - Kevin LaGree - Goodreads

Thoroughly researched, honestly and fairly presented, gracefully written with clarity - what history should be. Læs hele anmeldelsen

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Om forfatteren (2012)

Peter Brown is Emeritus Professor of History at Princeton University. He is a celebrated scholar and author of numerous seminal historical works, which include Augustine of Hippo (1967, 2000), The World of Late Antiquity (1971), The Cult of the Saints (1982), The Body and Society (1988), Power and Persuasion in Late Antiquity: Towards a Christian Empire (1992), Authority and the Sacred: Aspects of the Christianization of the Roman World (1995), Poverty and Leadership in the Later Roman Empire (2002), and the forthcoming Through the Eye of a Needle: Wealth, the Fall of Rome, and the Making of Christianity in the West, 350-550 AD (2012).

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