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Roman History: Late Antiquity

Eric Rebillard

in Classics

ISBN: 9780195389661
Published online December 2009 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/obo/9780195389661-0025
Roman History: Late Antiquity

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Late Antiquity, here defined as the period between the accession of Diocletian in 284 ce and the end of the Roman rule in the Mediterranean, is one of the most exciting periods of ancient history. Since the 1960s its depiction as a period of decline and fall has been seriously challenged and, despite a recent controversy over its periodization, Late Antiquity is now conceived as an era of multiple transformations: political, economic, social, religious, and cultural.

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Subjects: Classical Studies ; Classical Art and Architecture ; Classical History ; Classical Literature ; Classical Philosophy

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