Being Christian in Vandal Africa : The Politics of Orthodoxy in the Post-Imperial West Hardback
by Robin Whelan
Part of the Transformation of the Classical Heritage series
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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 320 pages, 3 b-w images, 1 map
- Publisher: University of California Press
- Publication Date: 13/02/2018
- Category: Ancient history: to c 500 CE
- ISBN: 9780520295957
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