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Decline and change in late antiquity; religion, barbarians and their historiography.


Decline and change in late antiquity; religion, barbarians and their historiography.

Liebeschuetz, J.H.W.G.

Ashgate Publishing Co.


366 pages



Variorum collected studies series; 846


Liebeschuetz begins with historiography from classical times to late antiquity, discussing such topics as Thucydides and the Sicilian expedition and pagan historiography and the decline of the empire. Then she considers in turn religion, barbarian settlement, and Late Antiquity. Topics there include the influence of Judaism among non-Jews in the imperial period, the end of the Roman army in the western empire, and the rejection of decline and multi-culturalism in Late Antiquity. The 17 articles are reproduced from journals published mostly between 1993 and 2004.

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