History and identity in the late antique Near East

This book examines the importance of the past, both real and imagined, in constructing contemporary culture in the period AD 500-1000. It goes beyond 'history-writing' in a narrow sense to examine philosophy, theology, liturgy and jurisprudence as vehicles for tradition and the imagination...

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Main Author: Wood, Philip
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York Oxford University Press 2013, 2013
Series:Oxford studies in late antiquity / Oxford studies in late antiquity
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