A Companion to Religion in Late Antiquity, Hardback Book

A Companion to Religion in Late Antiquity Hardback

Edited by Dr. Josef Lossl, Nicholas J. Baker-Brian

Part of the Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World series


A comprehensive review of the development, geographic spread, and cultural influence of religion in Late Antiquity A Companion to Religion in Late Antiquity offers an authoritative and comprehensive survey of religion in Late Antiquity.

This historical era spanned from the second century to the eighth century of the Common Era.

With contributions from leading scholars in the field, the Companion explores the evolution and development of religion and the role various religions played in the cultural, political, and social transformations of the late antique period. The authors examine the theories and methods used in the study of religion during this period, consider the most notable historical developments, and reveal how religions spread geographically.

The authors also review the major religious traditions that emerged in Late Antiquity and include reflections on the interaction of these religions within their particular societies and cultures.

This important Companion: Brings together in one volume the work of a notable team of international scholarsExplores the principal geographical divisions of the late antique worldOffers a deep examination of the predominant religions of Late AntiquityExamines established views in the scholarly assessment of the religions of Late AntiquityIncludes information on the current trends in late-antique scholarship on religion Written for scholars and students of religion, A Companion to Religion in Late Antiquity offers a comprehensive survey of religion and the influence religion played in the culture, politics, and social change during the late antique period.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 720 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Ancient history: to c 500 CE
  • ISBN: 9781118968109



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