Anatolia - Land, Men, and Gods in Asia Minor Volume II: The Rise of the Church

Author(s): Stephen Mitchell

General | Spirituality, Religion

This is the first comprehensive study of the history of Asia Minor in antiquity to be written for nearly fifty years and the first attempt to treat Anatolian history as a whole over the millennium from the time of Alexander the Great to tbe hey-day of the Byzantine Empire. This second volumeexamines the rise of Christianity: Anatolian religious beliefs and practices provides fertile ground where both Jewish and Christian communities set down early roots; by the mid third century AD much of Anatolia was Christian, and Christian beliefs and practices shaped Anatolian history in LateAntiquity as decisively as the conditions of imperial rule had done in the high Roman Empire.Two relationships dominated every aspect of Asia Minor's history: that of the people to the land, and that of men to the gods. An enormous quantity of information derived from written sources, archaeological remains, inscriptions and coins make it possible to explore these relationships at a levelof detail which is hardly possible for anyother part of the ancient world. Both themes have a significance which reached far beyond the boundaries of Anatolia.

Good condition. Pages, spine, cover - intact and sound. Several pages have short notations in margin. Slight tanning on outside page edges. Dust jacket covered by plastic slip.


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General Fields

  • : 9780198149330
  • : Oxford University Press, Incorporated
  • : Oxford University Press, Incorporated
  • : 0.970688
  • : October 1993
  • : .832 Inches X 8.81 Inches X 11.25 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Stephen Mitchell
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 200
  • : Yes - b&w