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The World of Late Antiquity


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A ground-breaking work of scholarship, considering the Late Antique World as a period of immense cultural innovation

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Peter Brown is Rollins Professor of History Emeritus at Princeton University. His work concerns the religious culture of the later Roman Empire and early medieval Europe.


'Peter Brown's elegant and provocative text is beautifully supported by often unfamiliar illustrations ... a stylish as well as a scholarly book' - Times Literary Supplement
'Few scholars writing today can match his knack of conveying just why certain issues were so engrossing to the men and women of the ancient world ... Scholarly and provocative and well illustrated' - History Today
'Sensitive, stimulating and learned ... full of vivid imagery and impartial enthusiasm' - Sunday Times
'There is a great deal of learning and'reflection in this detailed and polished account' - The Spectator
'Superb ... it is a long time since I enjoyed a historical work so much' - Philip Toynbee, Observer

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