Memory in Ancient Rome and Early Christianity, Hardback Book

Memory in Ancient Rome and Early Christianity Hardback

Edited by Karl Galinsky


What and how do people remember? Who controls the process of what we call cultural or social memory?

What is forgotten and why? People's memories are not the same as history written in retrospect; they are malleable and an ongoing process of construction and reconstruction.

Ancient Rome provided much of the cultural framework for early Christianity, and in both the role of memory was pervasive.

Memory in Ancient Rome and Early Christianity presentsperspectives from an international and interdisciplinary range of contributors on the literature, history, archaeology, and religion of a major world civilization, based on an informed engagement with important concepts and issues in memory studies.

It offers a selective exploration of the wealth of topics whichcomprise memory studies, and also features a contribution from a leading neuroscientist on the actual workings of the human memory.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: General & world history
  • ISBN: 9780198744764



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