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The rhetoric of power in late antiquity [electronic resource] : religion and politics in Byzantium, Europe and the early Islamic world / edited by Robert M. Frakes, Elizabeth DePalma Digeser & Justin Stephens.

Contributor(s): Frakes, Robert M | Digeser, Elizabeth DePalma, 1959- | Stephens, Justin.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Library of classical studies: v. 2.Publisher: London ; New York : Tauris Academic Studies, c2010Description: 1 online resource (xii, 287 p.) : col. ill.ISBN: 9780857719195 (electronic bk.); 085771919X (electronic bk.); 9781848854093 (hbk.); 1848854099 (hbk.).Subject(s): History, Ancient -- Historiography | Rome -- History -- Empire, 284-476 -- Historiography | Byzantine Empire -- History -- To 527 -- Historiography | Byzantine Empire -- History -- 527-1081 -- Historiography | Islamic Empire -- Historiography | Rhetoric -- Political aspects | Rhetoric, Ancient | Byzantine Empire -- History -- 527-1081 -- Historiography | Byzantine Empire -- History -- To 527 -- Historiography | Islamic Empire -- Historiography | Rome -- History -- Empire, 284-476 -- Historiography | History | HISTORY -- Ancient -- GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Rhetoric of power in late antiquity.DDC classification: 930.072 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The Adventus of Julian at Sirmium: the literary construction of historical reality in Ammianus Mercellinus / Eric Fournier -- Butheric and the charioteer / Robert M. Frakes -- Calming an angry enemy: Attila, Leo I, and the diplomacy of ambiguity, 425 / Michael Blodgett -- "Patres Orphanorum": Ambrose of Milan and the construction of the role of the bishop / Michael Proulx -- "Your brothers, the Romans": early Islamic history as a turn of the classical page in early Muslim thought and literature / Thomas Sizgorich -- Spiritual landscapes: the late antique desert in Ireland / Jim Tschen Emmons -- The world of St. Daniel the Stylite: rhetoric, religion, and relationships in the life of the pillar saint / Miriam Raub Vivian -- Two philosophers from Gaza / Frank J. Frost, Roberta Mazza -- Origen on the Limes: rhetoric and the polarization of identity in the late third century / Elizabeth DePalma Digeser -- A strange consensus: daemonological discourse in Origen, Porphyry and Iambilicus / Heidi Marx-Wolf -- Torah, Torah, Torah: the authorship of the Pentateuch in ancient and early modern times / Paul Sonnino.
Summary: Late Antiquity, the period of transition from the crisis of Roman Empire in the third century to the Middle Ages, has traditionally been considered only in terms of the 'decline' from classical standards. Recent classical scholarship strives to consider this period on its own terms. Taking the reign of Constantine the Great as its starting point, this book examines the unique intersection of rhetoric, religion and politics in Late Antiquity. Expert scholars come together to examine ancient rhetorical texts to explore the ways in which late antique authors drew upon classical traditions, presen.
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Late Antiquity, the period of transition from the crisis of Roman Empire in the third century to the Middle Ages, has traditionally been considered only in terms of the 'decline' from classical standards. Recent classical scholarship strives to consider this period on its own terms. Taking the reign of Constantine the Great as its starting point, this book examines the unique intersection of rhetoric, religion and politics in Late Antiquity. Expert scholars come together to examine ancient rhetorical texts to explore the ways in which late antique authors drew upon classical traditions, presen.

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The Adventus of Julian at Sirmium: the literary construction of historical reality in Ammianus Mercellinus / Eric Fournier -- Butheric and the charioteer / Robert M. Frakes -- Calming an angry enemy: Attila, Leo I, and the diplomacy of ambiguity, 425 / Michael Blodgett -- "Patres Orphanorum": Ambrose of Milan and the construction of the role of the bishop / Michael Proulx -- "Your brothers, the Romans": early Islamic history as a turn of the classical page in early Muslim thought and literature / Thomas Sizgorich -- Spiritual landscapes: the late antique desert in Ireland / Jim Tschen Emmons -- The world of St. Daniel the Stylite: rhetoric, religion, and relationships in the life of the pillar saint / Miriam Raub Vivian -- Two philosophers from Gaza / Frank J. Frost, Roberta Mazza -- Origen on the Limes: rhetoric and the polarization of identity in the late third century / Elizabeth DePalma Digeser -- A strange consensus: daemonological discourse in Origen, Porphyry and Iambilicus / Heidi Marx-Wolf -- Torah, Torah, Torah: the authorship of the Pentateuch in ancient and early modern times / Paul Sonnino.

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