Being Christian in Vandal Africa : The Politics of Orthodoxy in the Post-Imperial West, Hardback Book

Being Christian in Vandal Africa : The Politics of Orthodoxy in the Post-Imperial West Hardback

Part of the Transformation of the Classical Heritage series

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Being Christian in Vandal Africa investigates conflicts over Christian orthodoxy in the Vandal kingdom-the successor to Roman rule in North Africa, ca. 439 to 533 CE. Exploiting neglected texts, author Robin Whelan exposes a sophisticated culture of disputation between Nicene ("Catholic") and Homoian ("Arian") Christians and explores their rival claims to political and religious legitimacy.

These contests-sometimes violent-are key to understanding the wider and much-debated issues of identity and state formation in the post-imperial West.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 320 pages, 3 b-w images, 1 map
  • Publisher: University of California Press
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  • Category: Ancient history: to c 500 CE
  • ISBN: 9780520295957

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