The world of late antiquity : AD 150-750

Peter Brown

These centuries, as the author demonstrates, were the era in which the most deeply rooted of ancient institutions disappeared for all time. By 476 the Russian empire had vanished from western Europe; by 655 the Persian empire had vanished from the Near East. Mr. Brown, Professor of History at Princeton University, examines these changes and men's reactions to them, but his account shows that the period was also one of outstanding new beginnings and defines the far-reaching impact both of Christianity on Europe and of Islam on the Near East. The result is a lucid answer to a crucial question in world history; how the exceptionally homogeneous Mediterranean world of c. 200 A.D. became divided into the three mutually estranged societies of the Middle Ages: Catholic Western Europe, Byzantium, and Islam. We still live with the results of these contrasts.

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書名 The world of late antiquity : AD 150-750
著作者等 Brown, Peter Robert Lamont
Brown Peter
シリーズ名 Library of world civilization
出版元 W.W. Norton & Co.
刊行年月 1989
ページ数 216 p.
大きさ 21 cm
ISBN 0393958035
NCID BA33264985
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国