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Melania : Early Christianity through the Life of One Family, Hardback Book

Melania : Early Christianity through the Life of One Family Hardback

Edited by Catherine M. Chin, Caroline T. Schroeder

Part of the Christianity in Late Antiquity series

Description

Melania the Elder and her granddaughter Melania the Younger were major figures in early Christian history, using their wealth, status, and forceful personalities to shape the development of nearly every aspect of the religion we now know as Christianity.

This volume examines their influence on late antique Christianity and provides an insightful portrait of their legacies in the modern world.

Departing from the traditionally patriarchal view, Melania gives a poignant and sometimes surprising account of how the rise of Christian institutions in the Roman Empire shaped our understanding of women's roles in the larger world.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 344 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: General & world history
  • ISBN: 9780520292086

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