New PDF release: Palestine in Late Antiquity

By Hagith Sivan

ISBN-10: 0199284172

ISBN-13: 9780199284177

Hagith Sivan deals an unconventional learn of 1 nook of the Roman Empire in overdue antiquity, weaving round the subject matter of clash strands of unique histories, and of peoples and locations, highlighting Palestine's polyethnicity, and cultural, topographical, architectural, and non secular range. in the course of the interval 300-650 CE the fortunes of the 'east' and the 'west' have been in detail associated. millions of westerners within the guise of pilgrims, pious clergymen, soldiers,
and civilians flocked to what turned a Christian holy land. this can be the period that witnessed the transformation of Jerusalem from a sleepy Roman city outfitted at the ruins of surprising Herodian Jerusalem into a global centre of Christianity and finally right into a centre of Islamic worship. It was
also a interval of unprecedented prosperity for the frontier zones, and a time whilst spiritual specialists have been actively engaged in guiding their groups whereas contesting every one other's rights to the Bible and its interpretation.

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