The End of the Pagan City: Religion, Economy, and Urbanism in Late Antique North Africa by Anna LeoneThe End of the Pagan City: Religion, Economy, and Urbanism in Late Antique North Africa by Anna Leone

The End of the Pagan City: Religion, Economy, and Urbanism in Late Antique North Africa

byAnna Leone

Hardcover | July 20, 2013

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This book focuses primarily on the end of the pagan religious tradition and the dismantling of its material form in North Africa (modern Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya) from the 4th to the 6th centuries AD. Leone considers how urban communities changed, why some traditions were lost and someothers continued, and whether these carried the same value and meaning upon doing so. Addressing two main issues, mainly from an archaeological perspective, the volume explores the change in religious habits and practices, and the consequent recycling and reuse of pagan monuments and materials, andinvestigates to what extent these physical processes were driven by religious motivations and contrasts, or were merely stimulated by economic issues.
Anna Leone is Senior Lecturer in Archaeology of the Roman Empire at Durham University, where she has worked since 2004. She is co-Director of the Centre for the study of the Ancient Mediterranean and the Near East, and she is a member of the Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Durham University. Dr Leone has published ext...
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Title:The End of the Pagan City: Religion, Economy, and Urbanism in Late Antique North AfricaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.03 inPublished:July 20, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199570922

ISBN - 13:9780199570928

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ContentPrefaceList of illustrations1. Paganism and Christianity in Late Antique North Africa2. The Fate of Pagan Religious Architecture: Was there a Conversion from the Temple to the Church?3. Pagan Continuity and Christian Attitudes: When did Paganism End?4. The Fate of Statues: Legacy of the Past or Economic Casualties?5. Spolia in Churches: Recycling in Late Antique Building Activity6. The World of the Profane in Late Antique North AfricaAppendicesAppendix 1Inscriptions attesting to flamines and sacerdotales recorded in North Africa from the fourth centuryAppendix 21. Basilica I in the forum of Sabratha2. Spolia and reuse in Basilica I at SabrathaBibliographyIndex