The Fall of the Roman Household

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Edward Gibbon laid the fall of the Roman Empire at Christianity's door, suggesting that 'pusillanimous youth preferred the penance of the monastic to the dangers of a military life ... whole legions were buried in these religious sanctuaries'. This surprising study suggests that, far from seeing Christianity as the cause of the fall of the Roman Empire, we should understand the Christianisation of the household as a central Roman survival strategy. By establishing new 'ground rules' for marriage and family life, the Roman ...

The Fall of the Roman Household 2016, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521884600

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The Fall of the Roman Household 2011, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521187930

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