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The rise of Western Christendom : triumph and diversity, A.D. 200-1000

Author: Peter Brown
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Publishers, 2003.
Series: Making of Europe.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
"This book offers a history of the first thousand years of Christianity. Ranging across the Christian world from China to Iceland, the narrative illustrates the diversity of Christian beliefs and practices. It also places the rise of Christianity in the context of other religious traditions, especially Islam. The author draws penetrating portraits of individuals and communities, from St. Patrick and the Irish Church  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Brown
ISBN: 0631221379 9780631221371 0631221387 9780631221388
OCLC Number: 49276254
Description: viii, 625 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I : Empire and Aftermath: A.D. 200-500 --
"Laws of countries" : prologue and overview --
Christianity and empire --
Tempora Christiana : Christian times --
Virtutes sanctorum ... strages gentium : "Deeds of Saints ... Slaughter of Nations" --
On the frontiers : Noricum, Ireland, and Francia --
Part II : Divergent Legacies: A.D. 500-600 --
Reverentia, rusticitas : Caesarius of Arles to Gregory of Tours --
Bishops, city, and desert : East Rome --
Regimen animarum : Gregory the Great --
Part III : The End of Ancient Christianity: A.D. 600-750 --
Powerhouses of prayer : Monasticism in Western Europe --
Making of a Sapiens : religion and culture in Continental Europe and in Ireland --
Medicamenta paenitentiae : Columbanus --
Christianity in Asia and the rise of Islam --
"Changing of the Kingdoms" : Christians under Islam --
Christianities of the North : Ireland --
Christianities of the North : the Saxons of Britain --
Micro-Christendoms --
Part IV : New Christendoms: A.D. 750-1000 --
Crisis of the image : the Byzantine iconoclast controversy --
Closing of the frontier : Frisia and Germany --
"To rule the Christian people" : Charlemagne --
In geār dagum, "In days of yore" : Northern Christendom and its past.
Series Title: Making of Europe.
Responsibility: Peter Brown.


This is a history of the people, struggles, defeats and victories, ideas and actions that together comprise the history of the first 1000 years of Christianity. It ranges across much of Asia, North  Read more...
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