Paganism in the Roman Empire by Ramsay MacmullenPaganism in the Roman Empire by Ramsay Macmullen

Paganism in the Roman Empire

byRamsay Macmullen

Paperback | September 10, 1983

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"MacMullen.has published several books in recent years which establish him, rightfully, as a leading social historian of the Roman Empire. The current volume exhibits many of the characteristics of its predecessors: the presentation of novel, revisionist points of view.; discrete set pieces of trenchant argument which do not necessarily conform to the boundaries of traditional history; and an impressive, authoritative, and up-to-date documentation, especially rich in primary sources.A stimulating and provocative discourse on Roman paganism as a phenomenon worthy of synthetic investigation in its own right and as the fundamental context for the rise of Christianity."-Richard Brilliant, History
"MacMullen's latest work represents many features of paganism in its social context more vividly and clearly than ever before."-Fergus Millar, American Historical Review
"The major cults.are examined from a social and cultural perspective and with the aid of many recently published specialized studies.Students of the Roman Empire.should read this book."-Robert J, Penella, Classical World
"A distinguished book with much exact observation.An indispensable mine of erudition on a grand theme." Henry Chadwick, Times Literary Supplement
Ramsay MacMullen is Dunham Professor of History and Classics at Yale University and the author of Roman Government's Response to Crisis, A.D. 235-337 and Roman Social Relations, 50 B.C. to A.D. 284  
Title:Paganism in the Roman EmpireFormat:PaperbackDimensions:246 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:September 10, 1983Publisher:Yale University Press

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ISBN - 10:0300029845

ISBN - 13:9780300029840

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