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1 THE ANALYTICAL GREEK LEXICON CONSISTING OF AN ALPHABETICAL ARRANGEMENT OF EVERY OCCURRING INFLEXION OF EVERY WORD CONTAINED IN THE GREEK NEW TESTAMENT SCRIPTURES With a Grammatical Analysis of Each Word, and Lexicographical Illustration of the Meanings. a Complete Series of Paradigms, with Grammatical Remarks and Explanations.
Zondervan Publishing House 1976 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Light rubbing to boards. Top corners lightly bumped. Former owner's name on ffep. ; 444 pages 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 Abecina, Alexander L. TIME AND SACRAMENTALITY IN GREGORY OF NYSSA'S CONTRA EUNOMIUM
St Pauls Publications 2013 0980642841 / 9780980642841 Paperback Fine with no dust jacket 
Early Christian Studies 16; 132 pages 
Price: 85.00 USD
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3 Alföldi, Andrew (Trans. Harold Mattingly) A CONFLICT OF IDEAS IN THE LATE ROMAN EMPIRE The Clash between the Senate and Valentinian I
Oxford Clarendon Press 1952 Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Ex-library copy with usual stamps, call numbers and pocket. Sound copy; 151 pages; The old world of pagan thought and custom, based on the city of Rome, tries to defend itself against the forces of innovation and disruption in the new age....On the one side, the emperor, representing the mass of the citizens...on the other, the senate and aristocracy of Rome, representing the ancient tradition and way of life. The conflict turns round the trials of leading Roman nobles for magical practices-- regarded by them as a permissible maintenance of traditional rites, but by the Emperor as symptoms of disloyalty and dangerous to his person and the state. 
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4 Allen, Pauline & Majella Franzmann, & Rick Strelan (Eds. ) “I SOWED FRUITS INTO HEARTS” (ODES SOL. 17: 13) Festschrift for Professor Michael Lattke
St Pauls Publications 2008 0975213865 / 9780975213865 Paperback Fine with no dust jacket 
The title of this wide-ranging collection of essays in German and English summarises the scholarly work of Professor Michael Lattke across two hemispheres. Offered to him on the occasion of his retirement from the University of Queensland, this volume reflects the breadth of erudition for which he has acquired his international reputation. The Odes of Solomon, which figure largely in Professor Lattke’s research, are well represented here, and so too is the Gospel of John, which was the subject of his early research. However, the tributes of his colleagues and former students in this book range further — to other New Testament writings, Intertestamental works, Nag Hammadi, Gnostic, and Syriac studies, and the field of Patristics. ; Early Christian Studies 12; 250 pages 
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5 Altheim, Franz DER UNBESIEGTE GOTT Heidentum Und Christentum
Hamburg Rowohlt 1957 Softcover Very Good 
Minor foxing to spine. Pages tanned. ; 136 pages 
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6 Armitage, J. Mark A TWOFOLD SOLIDARITY Leo the Great’s Theology of Redemption
St Pauls Publications 2005 0975213822 / 9780975213827 Paperback Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Very light shelfwear to corners of front wrap. Else fine. ; Based on his letters and sermons, A Twofold Solidarity offers a wide-ranging survey of the theology of fifth-century pope Saint Leo the Great. ; Early Christian Studies 9; 228 pages 
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7 Armstrong, A. H. THE CAMBRIDGE HISTORY OF LATER GREEK AND EARLY MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY
Cambridge University Press 1967 052104054X / 9780521040549 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Minor shelfwear to book. Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). DJ is price-clipped. DJ bit browned ; Surveys philosophy from the neo-Platonists to St. Anselm, showing how Greek philosophy took the form in which it was known to its cultural inheritors and how they interpreted it. Includes studies of Marius Victorinus and Augustine, Plotinus, early Islamic philosophy, The Greek Christian Platonist tradition from the Cappadocians to Maximus and Eriugena. ; 715 pages 
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8 Athanasius, Alexandrinus; Anton Stegmann & Joseph Lippl DES HEILIGEN ATHANASIUS [2 VOLUME SET] I: Vier Reden Gegen Die Arianer, Vier Briefe an Serapion, Brief an Epiktet; II: Gegen Die Heiden, Über Die Menschwerdung, Leben Des Heilige Antonius. Mit Einem Anhang Leben Des Heiligen Pachomius
Munich Jos. Kösel & Friedr. Pustet 1913 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Scholar's name to ffep (Christian Habicht) , else unmarked. Nicely bound in a cream-colored boards with orange leather labels and gilt lettering. Minor scuffing to rear board of V2. Spines slightly browned. Light foxing to some pages. Some waviness to pages of V2. ; N. D. 2 volumes (1913-1917 as per worldcat) . V1: xxxix, 520pp; V2: 156, 101, 122 pp. ; Bibliothek Der Kirchenväter, 13 & 31; Vol. 2018-01-02 
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9 Athanassiadi, Polymnia JULIAN An Intellectual Biography
Routledge 1992 041507763X / 9780415077637 Softcover Fine 
Former copy of Prof. J. F. Drinkwater. ; Classical Lives; 8.75 x 1 x 5.75 Inches; 249 pages 
Price: 65.00 USD
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10 Athanassiadi, Polymnia JULIAN An Intellectual Biography
Routledge 1992 041507763X / 9780415077637 Softcover Very Good 
Light creasing to spine. Minor shelfwear. ; Classical Lives; 8.75 x 1 x 5.75 Inches; 249 pages 
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11 Augustine; Herman Hefele DES HEILIGEN AUGUSTIN BEKENNTNISSE Übertragen Und Eingeleitet Von Hermann Hefele
Jena Eugen Diederichs 1928 Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Scholar's name to ffep (Christian Habicht). Former owner's bookplate partially removed from front pastedown with slight damage. Light fraying to top of spine. Tanning to pages. Pencil marginalia and underlining to a few pages. ; Xix, 315pp, (2). ; 315 pages 
Price: 8.00 USD
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12 Augustine; Wilhelm M. Green STROMATA II: AURELII AUGUSTINI CONTRA ACADEMICOS DE BEATA VITA NECNON DE ORDINE LIBRI. Quos Ad Fidem Codicum Recensuit Prolegomnis Notisque Instruxit Wilhelmus M. Green
Spectrum 1955 Softcover Good+ 
3 pages with pencil notes and light pen. Wraps are a bit browned. Former owner's name to ffep. ; Latin Text. ; Stromata Patristica Et Mediaevalia II; 148 pages 
Price: 33.00 USD
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13 Ayerst, David & A. S. T. Fisher RECORDS OF CHRISTIANITY. VOLUME II: CHRISTENDOM
Basil Blackwell 1977 0631171703 / 9780631171706 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Scholar's bookplate to ffep (Eleanor Irwin). Corners bumped. DJ spine is discolored. Dustjacket has minor shelfwear and rubbing. ; Deals with the middle ages in the words of contemporary writers among them Dante, Thomas Aquinas, Bede and Alfred the Great, Francis of Assisi and eter Abelard and others. ; Vol. 2; 344 pages 
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14 Balansard, Anne & Gilles Dorival & Mireille Loubet PROLONGEMENTS ET RENOUVELLEMENTS DE LA TRADITION CLASSIQUE En Hommage à Didier Pralon
Publications de l'Université de Provence 2011 2853997677 / 9782853997676 Paperback Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Top corners and a few pages are bumped. ; Les Prolongements et renouvellements de la tradition classique prennent la suite des Fondements de la tradition classique. Les études qui y sont réunies abordent les prolongements païens et chrétiens de cette tradition dans le monde gréco-romain. Elles permettent d’apprécier la variété et la richesse de l’exploration de l’héritage grec sur un long terme, des temps bibliques (Bible grecque, Bible hébraïque, Philon d’Alexandrie) à l’époque patristique, et jusqu’au monde moderne. Elles reflètent également son influence sur des auteurs appartenant à d’autres cultures : Manéthon (dans l’Égypte ancienne) , Hôter ben Shelômô (juif du Yémen) et Mallarmé. Les textes publiés ici sont dédiés à Didier Pralon, au moment où ce spécialiste de la littérature grecque prend sa retraite d’enseignant. ; Textes Et Documents De La Méditerranée Antique Et Médiévale; 430 pages 
Price: 47.00 USD
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15 Barkhuizen, Jan Harm PROCLUS BISHOP OF CONSTANTINOPLE: Homilies on the Life of Christ
Centre for Early Christian Studies. Australian Catholic University 2001 0957748310 / 9780957748316 Paperback Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Light chip to spine else fine. ; The homilies of Proclus are a valuable source for the christological issues of the fifth century and formed an important basis for the subsequent formulation of the orthodox faith at Chalcedon in 451, yet they have not received as much attention as the works of Cyril of Alexandria. For the first time in English the twenty-seven homilies of Proclus that deal with the life of Christ are presented. ; Early Christian Studies 1; 320 pages 
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16 Barnes, Timothy D. ATHANASIUS AND CONSTANTIUS Theology and Politics in the Constantinian Empire
Harvard University Press 1993 0674050673 / 9780674050679 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Light shelfwear to DJ. One small bump to bottom front corner. Former owner's name on titlepage. ; 0.86 x 9.25 x 6.38 Inches; 364 pages; As the high-ranking Bishop of Alexandria from 328 to 373, Athanasius came into conflict with no fewer than four Roman emperors--Constantine himself, his son Constantius, Julian the Apostate, and the "Arian" Valens. In this new reconstruction of Athanasius's career, Timothy D. Barnes analyzes the nature and extent of the Bishop's power, especially as it intersected with the policies of these emperors. Repeatedly condemned and deposed by church councils, the Bishop persistently resurfaced as a player to contend with in ecclesiastic and imperial politics. Barnes's work reveals that Athanasius's writings, though a significant source for this period, are riddled with deliberate misinterpretations, which historians through the ages have uncritically accepted. Untangling longstanding misconceptions, Barnes reveals the Bishop's true role in the struggles within Christianity, and in the relations between the Roman emperor and the Church at a critical juncture. 
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17 Barnes, Timothy D. CONSTANTINE AND EUSEBIUS
Harvard University Press 1981 0674165306 / 9780674165304 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Dustjacket has shelfwear and rubbing. Light edgewear to extremities of DJ. Former owner's bookplate on ffep else Fine. ; This study of the Roman Empire in the age of Constantine offers a thoroughly new assessment of the part Christianity played in the Roman world of the third and fourth centuries. Mr. Barnes gives the fullest available narrative history of the reigns of Diocletian and Constantine. He analyzes Constantine's rise to power and his government, demonstrating how Constantine's sincere adherence to Christianity advanced his political aims. He explores the whole range of Eusebius' writings, especially those composed before Constantine became emperor, and shows that many attitudes usually deemed typical of the "Constantinian revolution" were prevalent before the new Christian empire came into existence. This authoritative political and cultural history of the age of Constantine will prove essential to students and historians of the ancient world. ; 464 pages 
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18 Barnes, Timothy D. CONSTANTINE AND EUSEBIUS
Harvard University Press 1981 0674165306 / 9780674165304 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Light shelfwear to book. Dustjacket spine is sunned and discolored. Light edgewear to extremities of DJ with 1 tiny tear. ; This study of the Roman Empire in the age of Constantine offers a thoroughly new assessment of the part Christianity played in the Roman world of the third and fourth centuries. Mr. Barnes gives the fullest available narrative history of the reigns of Diocletian and Constantine. He analyzes Constantine's rise to power and his government, demonstrating how Constantine's sincere adherence to Christianity advanced his political aims. He explores the whole range of Eusebius' writings, especially those composed before Constantine became emperor, and shows that many attitudes usually deemed typical of the "Constantinian revolution" were prevalent before the new Christian empire came into existence. This authoritative political and cultural history of the age of Constantine will prove essential to students and historians of the ancient world. ; 464 pages 
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19 Barnes, Timothy D. CONSTANTINE AND EUSEBIUS
Harvard University Press 1981 0674165306 / 9780674165304 Hardcover Very Good+ in Good dust jacket 
Minor shelfwear to book with bump to 1 corner. Dustjacket spine is lightly sunned and discolored. DJ has large tear to upper corner (1cm by 4 cm). ; This study of the Roman Empire in the age of Constantine offers a thoroughly new assessment of the part Christianity played in the Roman world of the third and fourth centuries. Mr. Barnes gives the fullest available narrative history of the reigns of Diocletian and Constantine. He analyzes Constantine's rise to power and his government, demonstrating how Constantine's sincere adherence to Christianity advanced his political aims. He explores the whole range of Eusebius' writings, especially those composed before Constantine became emperor, and shows that many attitudes usually deemed typical of the "Constantinian revolution" were prevalent before the new Christian empire came into existence. This authoritative political and cultural history of the age of Constantine will prove essential to students and historians of the ancient world. ; 464 pages 
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20 Barnes, Timothy D. CONSTANTINE AND EUSEBIUS
Harvard University Press 1981 0674165306 / 9780674165304 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
Minor shelfwear. Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). Light foxing to top of textblock. Chipping and a few small tears to DJ. ; This study of the Roman Empire in the age of Constantine offers a thoroughly new assessment of the part Christianity played in the Roman world of the third and fourth centuries. Mr. Barnes gives the fullest available narrative history of the reigns of Diocletian and Constantine. He analyzes Constantine's rise to power and his government, demonstrating how Constantine's sincere adherence to Christianity advanced his political aims. He explores the whole range of Eusebius' writings, especially those composed before Constantine became emperor, and shows that many attitudes usually deemed typical of the "Constantinian revolution" were prevalent before the new Christian empire came into existence. This authoritative political and cultural history of the age of Constantine will prove essential to students and historians of the ancient world. ; 464 pages 
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21 Barnes, Timothy, David TERTULLIAN A Historical and Literary Study
Oxford Clarendon Press 1971 0198143621 / 9780198143628 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). Soiling and foxing to top of textblock. DJ has light edgewear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 320 pages; Tertullian lived and wrote in Roman Carthage during the reigns of Septimus Severus (193-211) and his son Caracalla (211-217). His voluminous tracts and pamphlets reveal the atmosphere of early Christianity in an era of persecution. The author sets Tertullian's writings within a chronological and historical framework, then uses them to interpret Tertullian's intellectial development, his reaction to the society in which he lived, and his place in Latin literature. 
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22 Bell, H. Idris & T. C. Skeat (eds) FRAGMENTS OF AN UNKNOWN GOSPEL And Other Early Christian Papyri with Five Plates
British Museum Trustees 1935 0714104388 / 9780714104386 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Top of Backstrip is torn but still attached (1 inch). Ex-library copy with usual stamps, call numbers and pocket. Edgewear to extremities. ; Looks at a Christian papyrus discovered in Egypt. ; 0.24 x 8.98 x 7.32 Inches; 84 pages 
Price: 33.00 USD
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23 Bellinzoni, Arthur J THE SAYINGS OF JESUS IN THE WRITINGS OF JUSTIN MARTYR
E. J. Brill 1967 Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Ex-library copy with usual stamps, call numbers and pocket. Text block is stamped. Cover has tape stains. Last three pages are creased. ; About the middle of the second century Justin Martyr engaged in an active defense of Christianity against paganism. Judaism, and heretical forms of Christianity for which work he can safely be called the first outstanding Christian apologist. Justin sought the truth in the pagan philosophies of Stoicism, Aristotlianism, Pythagoreanism, and Platonism; after his conversion to christianity... Justin opened in Rome a Christian school of philosophy until his martyrdom in about 165. ; Supplements to Novum Testamentum; 157 pages 
Price: 115.00 USD
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24 Ben F. Meyer & E. P. Sanders (Eds. ) JEWISH AND CHRISTIAN SELF-DEFINITION Volume Three: Self-Definition in the Graeco-Roman World
Fortress Press 1983 0800606906 / 9780800606909 Hardcover Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket 
Bumping to 1 corner. Else book is fine. Dustjacket in mylar. ; Explores how the two groups moved towards mature normativeness self-definition; Judaism Became Rabbinic and Christianity Catholic. Contributors: Hans Dieter Betz; G. W. Bowersock; Walter Burkert; John M. Dillon; Albert Henrichs; Howard C. Kee; Abraham J. Malherbe; John M. Rist; Tran tam Tinh; and Heinrich von Staden. ; Jewish & Christian Self-Definition; Vol. 3; 295 pages 
Price: 18.00 USD
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25 Benko, Stephen PAGAN ROME AND THE EARLY CHRISTIANS
Indiana University Press 1984 0253342864 / 9780253342867 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Lower corners a bit rounded. Top of DJ spine has slight wear. DJ in mylar. ; xi, 180pp.; 180 pages 
Price: 17.00 USD
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26 Besancon, Alain; (Jane Marie Todd, Tr. ) THE FORBIDDEN IMAGE An Intellectual History of Iconoclasm
University Of Chicago Press 2001 0226044130 / 9780226044132 Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Philosophers and theologians have long engaged in intense debate and introspection over the representation of the deity, its possibilities and its proscriptions. The Forbidden Image traces the dual strains of “iconophilia” and iconoclasm, the privileging and prohibition of religious images, over a span of two and a half millennia in the West. Alain Besançon’s work begins with a comprehensive examination of the status of the image in Greek, Judaic, Islamic, and Christian thought. The author then addresses arguments regarding the moral authority of the image in European Christianity from the medieval through the early modern periods. Besançon completes The Forbidden Image with an examination of how iconophilia and iconoclasm have been debated in the modern period. ; 432 pages 
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27 Bickerman,Elias; Christian Habicht, Jean Beaujeu, F. Millar, G. W. Bowersock, Salvatore Calderone, Klaus Thraede LE CULTE DES SOUVERAINS DANS L'EMPIRE ROMAIN Sept Exposés Suivis De Discussions. Entretiens Préparés Et Présidés Par Willem Den Boer
Fondation Hardt 1973 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Corners lightly bumped. Light tanning to pages. 1 small tear to back panel of DJ (1 cm). Rubbing to DJ. Very light browning to DJ. ; Bickerman: Conscratio; Habicht: Die augusteische Zeit und das erste Jahrhundert nach Christi Geburt; Beaujeu: Les apologistes et le culte des souverains; Millar: Imperial Cult and the Persecutions; Bowersock: Greek Intellectuals and the Imperial Cult in the Second Century A. D. ; Calderone: Teologia politica, successione dinastica e consecratio in età costantina; Thraede: Die Poesie und der Kaiserkult. ; Entretiens Sur L'Antiquité Classique Tome XIX; 332 pages 
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28 Blazquez Martinez, J. M. & Antonio Blanco Freijeiro LA SOCIEDAD DEL BAJO IMPERIO EN LA OBRA DE SALVIANO DE MARSELLA
Madrid 1990 Softcover Very Good 
A few creases along spine else minor shelfwear. ; 87pp.; Real Academia De La Historia; 87 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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29 Boer, W. Den DE ALLEGORESE IN HET WERK VAN CLEMENS ALEXANDRINUS
E. J. Brill 1940 Paperback Good+ 
Light foxing to endpages. Browning to spine and edges of wraps. Small ink drops/drips to front wrap. Corners of wraps a little worn. 1 crease to spine. 2 small tear to upper edge of rear wrap. ; Proefschrift (Diss. ). Dissertationes Inaugurales Batavae Ad Res Antiquas Pertinentes Volumen Primum; 161 pages 
Price: 33.00 USD
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30 Bos, A. P GEBOEID DOOR PLATO Het Christelijk Geloof Bekneld Door Het Glinsterend Pantser Van De Griekse Filosofie
Kok 1996 9024279666 / 9789024279661 Softcover Very Good- 
Scholar's name to ffep. Pencil underlining throughout with scattered pencil marginalia. Light shelfwear otherwise. ; In dutch. ; Dutch Edition; 180 pages 
Price: 38.00 USD
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31 Bourguet, Pierre Du EARLY CHRISTIAN PAINTING
Viking Press 1965 Softcover Very Good- 
Creasing to corners of front wrap with a couple of small chips. ; Compass History of Art; 176 pages 
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32 Bowersock, G. W. JULIAN THE APOSTATE
Harvard University Press 1978 0674488814 / 9780674488816 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Faint foxing to top of textblock. Dustjacket has minor shelfwear and rubbing. ; Classical life and letters; 132 pages; Comprehensive biography of Julian who was Roman Emperor for only nineteen months (AD 361-3). 
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33 Bowersock, G. W. MARTYRDOM AND ROME
Cambridge University Press 1998 0521465397 / 9780521465397 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Faint shelfwear to book. ; The Wiles Lectures Given At the Queen's University, Belfast; 120 pages 
Price: 48.00 USD
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34 Bowersock, G.W. & Oleg Grabar & G. W. Bowersock LATE ANTIQUITY A Guide to the Postclassical World
Belknap Press 2000 0674511735 / 9780674511736 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Book has very light shelfwear else fine. DJ has 1 tiny chip and faint crease along upper edge. ; The first book of its kind, this richly informative guide to the world of late antiquity offers the most recent scholarship to the researcher along with sheer reading pleasure to the browser. In eleven comprehensive essays and in over 500 encyclopedic entries, an international cast of experts provides essential information and fresh perspectives on the history and culture of an era marked by the rise of two world religions, unprecedented political upheavals that remade the map of the known world, and the creation of art of enduring glory. By extending the commonly accepted chronological and territorial boundaries of the period-to encompass Roman, Byzantine, Sassanian, and early Islamic cultures, from the middle of the third century to the end of the eighth-this guide makes new connections and permits revealing comparisons. Consult the article on "Angels" and discover their meaning in Islamic as well as classical and Judeo-Christian traditions. Refer to "Children, " "Concubinage, " and "Divorce" for a fascinating interweaving of information on the family. Read the essay on "Barbarians and Ethnicity" and see how a topic as current as the construction of identity played out in earlier times, from the Greeks and Romans to the Turks, Huns, and Saxons. Turn to "Empire Building" to learn how the empire of Constantine was supported by architecture and ceremony. Or follow your own path through the broad range of entries on politics, manufacturing and commerce, the arts, philosophy, religion, geography, ethnicity, and domestic life. Each entry introduces readers to another facet of the postclassical world: historic figures and places, institutions, burial customs, food, money, public life, and amusements. A splendid selection of illustrations enhances the portrait. The intriguing era of late antiquity emerges completely and clearly, viewed in a new light and from new vantage points, in a guide that will be relished by scholars and general readers alike. ; Harvard University Press Reference Library; 1.66 x 10.5 x 8.34 Inches; 780 pages 
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35 Brockelmann, Carl LEXICON SYRIACUM Editio Secunde Aucta Et Emendata
Georg Olms Hildesheim 1995 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Minor shelfwear else Fine; Reprint of 1928 Edition. ; 1.2 x 8.9 x 6.4 Inches; 520 pages 
Price: 150.00 USD
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36 Brown, Peter AUTHORITY AND THE SACRED Aspects of the Christianisation of the Roman World
Cambridge University Press 1997 0521595576 / 9780521595575 Softcover Very Good+ 
Gift inscription on title page else Fine. ; Canto original series; 0.27 x 5.72 x 8.52 Inches; 107 pages; The Christianization of the Roman world lies at the root of modern Europe. Peter Brown's fascinating study examines the factors that proved decisive and the compromises that made the emergence of the Christian conception of existence possible: how the old gods of the Roman Empire could be reinterpreted as symbols to further the message of the Church. Peter Brown also shows how Christian holy men were less representative of a triumphant faith than negotiators of a working compromise between the new faith and traditional ways of dealing with the supernatural worlds. 
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37 Brown, Peter RELIGION AND SOCIETY IN THE AGE OF ST. AUGUSTINE
Faber & Faber 1972 0571095089 / 9780571095087 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Foxing/dustsoiling to top of textblock. Light spotting to boards. Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). DJ spine a bit browned. ; 0.37 x 8.25 x 5.55 Inches; 352 pages 
Price: 67.00 USD
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38 Brown, Peter SOCIETY AND THE HOLY IN LATE ANTIQUITY
Faber & Faber 1982 0571116868 / 9780571116867 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Foxing/dustsoiling to top of textblock. Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). DJ is price-clipped. Else book and DJ have minor shelfwear. ; 352 pages 
Price: 14.00 USD
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39 Brown, Peter THE MAKING OF LATE ANTIQUITY
Harvard University Press 1978 0674543203 / 9780674543201 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Foxing/dustsoiling to top of textblock. DJ spine a bit browned. ; Carl Newell Jackson Lectures; 0.37 x 8.25 x 5.55 Inches; 148 pages; Peter Brown presents a masterly history of Roman society in the second, third, and fourth centuries. Brown interprets the changes in social patterns and religious thought, breaking away from conventional modern images of the period. 
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40 Browning, Robert THE EMPEROR JULIAN
Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1977 0297770292 / 9780297770299 Hardcover Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Dustjacket is protected in mylar. Light soiling to textblock. The first 20 pages are creased but with no loss to text else VG. Adhesives stain to front free-page. ; 256 pages; Julian is called by Christians "The Apostate" because they believe he converted from Christianity to Paganism. He himself, as attested to in private letters between him and the Rhetorician Libanius, had Christianity forced on him as a child by his cousin Constantius II, who was a zealot Christian and would have not tolerated a pagan relative, but Julian had never really accepted any religion until his reading of the Homeric poems, some of the most important texts for the Greek religion. After this conversion to Hellenism he devoted his life to protecting and restoring the fame and security of this more ancient tradition as well as other religious traditions such as Judaism from Christian persecution. After gaining the purple, Julian started a religious reformation of the state, which, in his intentions, was to give back its lost strength to the Roman State. He supported the restoration of the old Roman faith, based on polytheism. Julian reduced the influence of Christian bishops in public offices. The lands taken by the Church were to be returned to their original owners, and the bishops lost the privilege to travel for free, at expenses of the State. 
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41 Brändle, Rudolph JOHN CHRYSOSTOM: BISHOP - REFORMER - MARTYR English Translation by John Cawte and Silke Trzcionka with Revised Notes by Wendy Mayer
St Pauls Publications 2004 0975213806 / 9780975213803 Paperback Fine with no dust jacket 
This short biography of John Chrysostom, a priest of Antioch, who became bishop of Constantinople in 398 CE, is written with the intention of introducing to the non-specialist reader John, his life and his times. The insights into Chrysostom’s theology, the classical Greek traditions upon which John draws and the ongoing effect of the person and his writings, that the author offers from his own research do much to enrich this brief account. The events of John’s life, set in the cultural and social context of the time, are narrated in a vivid style that is easy to read. ; Early Christian Studies 8; 169 pages 
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42 Burger, J.-D. SAINT AUGUSTIN Un Père D'Église
Neuchatel A La Baconnière 1948 Softcover Very Good- 
Small tears in backstrip, a few small spots on rear wrap and one on spine. Spine slightly browned. Pages tanned. Else Very Good. ; 240 pages 
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43 Cameron, Alan THE LAST PAGANS OF ROME
Oxford University Press 2010 019974727X / 9780199747276 Hardcover Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Book is fine. DJ has a bit of shelfwear and light creasing. ; Rufinus' vivid account of the battle between the Eastern Emperor Theodosius and the Western usurper Eugenius by the River Frigidus in 394 represents it as the final confrontation between paganism and Christianity. It is indeed widely believed that a largely pagan aristocracy remained a powerful and active force well into the fifth century, sponsoring pagan literary circles, patronage of the classics, and propaganda for the old cults in art and literature. The main focus of much modern scholarship on the end of paganism in the West has been on its supposed stubborn resistance to Christianity. The dismantling of this romantic myth is one of the main goals of Alan Cameron's book. Actually, the book argues, Western paganism petered out much earlier and more rapidly than hitherto assumed. The subject of this book is not the conversion of the last pagans but rather the duration, nature, and consequences of their survival. By re-examining the abundant textual evidence, both Christian (Ambrose, Augustine, Jerome, Paulinus, Prudentius) and "pagan" (Claudian, Macrobius, and Ammianus Marcellinus) , as well as the visual evidence (ivory diptychs, illuminated manuscripts, silverware) , Cameron shows that most of the activities and artifacts previously identified as hallmarks of a pagan revival were in fact just as important to the life of cultivated Christians. Far from being a subversive activity designed to rally pagans, the acceptance of classical literature, learning, and art by most elite Christians may actually have helped the last reluctant pagans to finally abandon the old cults and adopt Christianity. The culmination of decades of research, The Last Pagans of Rome overturns many long-held assumptions about pagan and Christian culture in the late antique West. ; 896 pages 
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44 Champion, Michael W. EXPLAINING THE COSMOS Creation and Cultural Interaction in Late-Antique Gaza
Oxford University Press 2014 0199337489 / 9780199337484 Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Explaining the Cosmos analyzes the writings of three thinkers associated with Gaza: Aeneas, Zacharias and Procopius. Together, they offer a case study for the appropriation, adaptation, and transformation of classical philosophy in late antiquity, and for cultural transitions more generally in Gaza. Aeneas claimed that the "Academy and Lyceum" had been transferred to Gaza. This book asks what the cultural and intellectual characteristics of the Gazan "Academies" were, and how members of the schools mixed with local cultures of Christians, philosophers, rhetoricians and monks from the local monasteries. Aeneas, Zacharias and Procopius each contributed to debates about the creation and eternity of the world, which ran from the Neoplatonist Proclus into the sixth-century disputes between Philoponus, Simplicius and Cosmas Indicopleustes. The Gazan contribution is significant in its own right, highlighting distinctive aspects of late-antique Christianity, and it throws the later philosophical debates into sharper relief. Focusing on the creation debates also allows for exploration of the local cultures that constituted Gazan society in the late-fifth and early-sixth centuries. Explaining the Cosmos further explores cultural dynamics in the Gazan schools and monasteries and the wider cultural history of the city. The Gazans adapt and transform aspects of Classical and Neoplatonic culture while rejecting Neoplatonic religious claims. The study also analyses the Gazans' intellectual contributions in the context of Neoplatonism and early Christianity. The Gaza which emerges from this study is a set of cultures in transition, mutually constituting and transforming each other through a fugal pattern of exchange, adaptation, conflict and collaboration. ; Oxford Studies in Late Antiquity; 256 pages 
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45 Chodorow, Stanley (Ed. ) THE OTHER SIDE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION: READINGS IN EVERYDAY LIFE Volume I: the Ancient World to the Reformation
Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich 1973 0155676466 / 9780155676466 Softcover Very Good 
Minor creasing to bottom of front wrap. Shelfwear. ; Articles by AHM Jones, M I Finley, Samuel Angus, E A Thompson, Njal's Saga, Lynn White, Jr. , Irving Agus, Norman Chon, Peter Abelard, Austin P Evans, Sidney Painter, Urban T Holmes, Charles H Haskins, Margaret Labarge, William Bowsky, Thomas B Costain, ...etc..; 290 pages; The book consists of secondary readings with a strong social history focus. It provides students with exposure to the latest issues in European social history and to the nature of history research. At the same time, the articles themselves are easily linked to mainstream developments in their time periods. 
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46 Christensen, Torben CHRISTUS ODER JUPITER Der Kampf Um Die Geistigen Grundlagen Des Römischen Reiches
Gottingen Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 1981 3525016123 / 9783525016121 Softcover Near Fine 
Very light shelfwear. ; Sammlung Vandenhoeck; 295 pages 
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47 Clark, Gillian WOMEN IN LATE ANTIQUITY Pagan and Christian Life-Styles
Oxford Clarendon Press 1993 0198146752 / 9780198146759 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Light bump to top of spine. Light creasing to DJ. Else Minor shelfwear to book and DJ. ; This book bridges a gap between two traditional disciplines. Since the 1970s, there has been a remarkable outpouring of work on women in antiquity, but women in late antiquity (3rd-6th centuries A. D. ) have been far less studied. Classicists have been more concerned with the first two centuries A. D. , and theologians have been interested in New Testament, rather than patristic, teaching about women or its social and cultural setting. In this book, Clark offers an introduction to the basic conditions of life for women: marriage, divorce, celibacy and prostitution; legal constraints and protection; child-bearing, health care, and medical theories; housing, housework, and clothes; and the general assumptions about female nature which were discarded at need. Christian and non-Christian literature, art, and archaeology are used to exemplify both the practicalities of life and the prevailing "discourses" of the ancient world. ; 158 pages 
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48 Clement D'Alexandrie; Claude Mondésert & (André Plassart) CLÉMENT D'ALEXANDRIE: LE PROTREPTIQUE Introduction, Traduction Et Notes. Revue Et Augmentée Du Texte Grec.
Éditions Du Cerf 1949 Second Edition Softcover Very Good 
Wraps are browned. Light creasing to spine. Pages tanned. Pencil underlining and marginalia on some pages. ; Sources Chrétiennes; 381 pages 
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49 Conybeare, Catherine PAULINUS NOSTER Self and Symbols in the Letters of Paulinus of Nola
Clarendon Press 2000 0199240728 / 9780199240722 Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Dustjacket protected in mylar. ; This literate and accessible study examines the profound impact Paulinus had on Christian thought during a crucial period of its development. The letters of Paulinus and his correspondents portray an early Christian 'web' of shared concepts, intellectual discussion, and group development. Catherine Conybeare examines how the very process of writing and transmitting letters between members of a community helped to bind that community together and to aid the creation of ideas that would continue to reverberate for centuries. Paulinus was key to that group iconic as a model of behavior, as a conversion success story, and as an intellectual contributor able to bridge the old world and the new. A subtext shows how neoplatonism was christianized by this network of new converts which included Augustine among others. ; Oxford Early Christian Studies; 200 pages 
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50 Coope, Jessica A. THE MARTYRS OF CÓRDOBA Community and Family Conflict in an Age of Mass Conversion
University of Nebraska Press 1995 0803214715 / 9780803214712 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Dustjacket is protected in mylar. Small mark ~1cm to front of DJ (ink? ). Dustjacket has minor shelfwear. Publisher's remainder mark to bottom of textblock (black felt ink line) else Fine. ; 0.68 x 8.78 x 5.78 Inches; 115 pages; Between 850 and 859 (Christian Era) , the Muslim government of Córdoba ordered the execution of forty-eight Christians. With few exceptions, these Christians invited execution by committing capital offenses: some appeared before the Muslim authorities to denounce Mohammed; others, Christian children of mixed Islamic-Christian marriages, publicly proclaimed their Christianity. Coope investigates the origins of this "martyrs' movement" in Córdoba, then flourishing as a center of Islamic culture. She cites the fears of radical Christians that conversions to Islam were on the increase and that still more Christians were being assimilated into Arab Muslim culture. These fears were well-founded, and the executions further divided Cordovan Christians: some believed the executed to be martyrs, others argued that these were not martyrs but fanatics and troublemakers. For their part, the Muslim authorities, disposed to be tolerant, would have preferred sectarian peace; the martyrs were given every opportunity to recant. Using Christian sources (particularly the hagiographies of St. Eulogius) and Arabic accounts to understand the complex tensions in Muslim Spain between and among the Muslim majority and Christian minority, Coope presents a valuable and fresh view of this society at the apogee of al-Andalus, Muslim Spain. 
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