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By Robert M. Frakes

Late Antiquity, the interval of transition from the drawback of Roman Empire within the 3rd century to the center a while, has generally been thought of basically when it comes to the ""decline"" from classical criteria. fresh classical scholarship strives to contemplate this era by itself phrases. Taking the reign of Constantine the nice as its place to begin, this booklet examines the original intersection of rhetoric, faith and politics in past due Antiquity. specialist students come jointly to envision old rhetorical texts to discover the ways that past due vintage authors drew upon classical traditions, featuring Roman and post-Roman spiritual and political associations which will identify a wanted picture of a ""new era."" This e-book presents new insights into how the post-Roman Germanic West, Byzantine East and Muslim South appropriated and remodeled the political, highbrow and cultural legacy inherited from the past due Roman Empire and its borderlands.

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