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By Robert M. Frakes

Late Antiquity, the interval of transition from the situation of Roman Empire within the 3rd century to the center a long time, has characteristically been thought of simply when it comes to the ""decline"" from classical criteria. fresh classical scholarship strives to think about this era by itself phrases. Taking the reign of Constantine the nice as its start line, this booklet examines the original intersection of rhetoric, faith and politics in past due Antiquity. professional students come jointly to envision old rhetorical texts to discover the ways that overdue old authors drew upon classical traditions, proposing Roman and post-Roman spiritual and political associations as a way to identify a wanted photo of a ""new era."" This ebook offers new insights into how the post-Roman Germanic West, Byzantine East and Muslim South appropriated and remodeled the political, highbrow and cultural legacy inherited from the overdue Roman Empire and its borderlands.

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