Changes in the Roman Empire : Essays in the Ordinary / Ramsay MacMullen.

Author
MacMullen, Ramsay, 1928-2022 [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2019]
  • ©2019
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1 online resource (xiv, 399 p. ) ill. ;

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Written by one of the foremost historians of the Roman Empire, this collection of both new and previously published essays forms a colorful picture of daily life in the Mediterranean world between A.D. 50 and 450. Here, for example, the author applies statistical analysis to broad groups of people on matters ranging from justice through medicine to language. In so doing he is able to substantiate general statements about routines in ordinary people's behavior and to detect within these routines the very changes that constitute history. Such analysis also shows how this era benefits from the same historiographical approaches that have so successfully elucidated sociocultural phenomena in other periods. Drawing from statistical analysis and many other historical approaches, these essays on popular mores in the Roman Empire cover such topics as language and art, acculturation, thought and religion, sex and gender, cruelty and slavery, and aspects of class and power relations. The author introduces the collection with several essays on historical method, as it pertains to the richness of documentation and variety to be found in the region and period chosen. Ramsay MacMullen is Dunham Professor of History and Classics at Yale University. The most recent of his many books include Corruption and the Decline of Rome and Christianizing the Roman Empire: A.D. 100-400, both published by Yale.Originally published in 1990.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
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Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-393) and index.
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 29. Feb 2020)
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English
Contents
  • Front matter
  • CONTENTS
  • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
  • PREFACE
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • HISTORICAL METHOD
  • 1. Introduction: An Abundance of Data in Ancient History
  • 2. Roman Elite Motivation: Three Questions (Past and Present 1980)
  • 3. History in Classics (Classics: A Profession in Crisis 1989)
  • ACCULTURATION
  • 4. Provincial Languages in the Roman Empire (AJP 1966)
  • 5. The Celtic Renaissance (Historia 1965)
  • 6. Barbarian Enclaves in the Northern Roman Empire (AC 1963)
  • 7. Notes on Romanization (BASP 1984)
  • ART AND LANGUAGE
  • 8. Roman Bureaucratese (Traditio 1962)
  • 9. Some Pictures in Ammianus Marcellinus (Art Bulletin 1964)
  • RELIGION AND THOUGHT
  • 10. Constantine and the Miraculous (GRBS 1968)
  • 11. Distrast of the Mind in the Fourth Century (Riv. storica italiana 1972)
  • 12. Two Types of Conversion to Early Christianity (VC 1983)
  • 13. "What Difference Did Christianity Make?" (Historia 1986)
  • 14. Ordinary Christians in the Later Persecutions
  • SEX AND GENDER
  • 15. Women in Public in the Roman Empire (Historia 1980)
  • 16. Women's Power in the Principate (Klio 1986)
  • 17. Roman Attitudes to Greek Love (Historia 1982)
  • SOCIAL RELATIONS
  • 18. Personal Power in the Roman Empire (AJP 1986)
  • 19. How to Revolt in the Roman Empire (Riv. storica dell'antichita 1985)
  • 20. Judicial Savagery in the Roman Empire (Chiron 1986)
  • GROUPS AND STRATA
  • 21. Social History in Astrology (Ancient Society 1971)
  • 22. The Legion as a Society (Historia 1984)
  • 23. Late Roman Slavery (Historia 1987)
  • 24. The Historical Role of the Masses in Late Antiquity
  • NOTES TO ALL CHAPTERS
  • INDEX
ISBN
  • 0-691-65524-3
  • 0-691-19805-5
  • 1-4008-2053-7
OCLC
  • 1098236404
  • 1088350028
Doi
  • 10.1515/9780691198057
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