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Title :

The end of antiquity : archaeology, society and religion AD 235-700

Author :
KNIGHT, Jeremy K. ;
Publication year :
1999
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Analyses the transition from the Classical world to medieval Europe. Makes available in English much of the new data from recent excavations in France, Spain and elsewhere in Western Europe. Drawing on material from Ireland to the east Mediterranean, uses new evidence from coins and inscriptions and provides re-assessments of the literary sources. With the loss of the western provinces in the early 5th c., the social structures of the Christian church replaced those of the emperors, first in the cities and then in the countryside - a transition that is reflected in architecture, townscape, literary sources and archaeology. The process of change was completed by bishops and landowners building rural churches to serve villa estates and small towns, which were to lead ultimately to the medieval parish. The 7th c. decline of the eastern Empire and the rise of early medieval states in Spain, northern France and Britain marked the end of the ancient world. ;
Pagination/Size :
224 ; 224 p.; 60 ill.; maps; plans ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Antiquité tardive ; Architecture ; Archéologie ; Christianisme ; Eglise ; Europe occidentale ; Fouilles ; Inscription ; Monnaie ; Urbanisme ; 200-700 ;
Descriptors :
Archaeology ; Architecture ; Christianity ; Churches ; Coins ; Europe, Western ; Excavations ; Inscriptions ; Late Antique ; Urbanism ; 200-700 ;
Document type :
Ouvrage ;
INIST identifier :
24975716 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 0752414488 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Stroud; Charleston; Tempus
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ; UNITED STATES ;