Pagans and Christians in Late Antiquity: A Sourcebook (Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World)

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In this book A.D. Lee charts the rise to dominance of Christianity in the Roman empire. Using translated texts he explains the fortunes of both Pagans and Christians from the upheavals of the 3rd Century to the increasingly tumultuous times of the 5th and 6th centuries.
The book also examines important themes in Late Antiquity such as the growth of monasticism, the emerging power of bishops and the development of pilgrimage, and looks at the fate of other significant religious groups including the Jews, Zoroastrians and Manichaeans.

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A.D. Lee is Senior Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Wales, Lampeter. He is the author of Information and Frontiers: Roman FOreign Relations in Late Antiquity (1993) and is a contributor to the Cambridge Ancient History.

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'The book is eminently suitable for use in an introductory course on Ancient Church History or on Christianity and Paganism Lees sourcebook will deepen [students] insight and increase their grip on the religious world of Late Antiquity.' - Johan Leemans, The Heythrop Journal

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