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Christians and Their Many Identities in Late Antiquity, North Africa, 200-450 CE
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Christians and Their Many Identities in Late Antiquity, North Africa, 200-450 CE

Éric Rebillard

Abstract

For too long, the study of religious life in Late Antiquity has relied on the premise that Jews, pagans, and Christians were largely discrete groups divided by clear markers of belief, ritual, and social practice. More recently, however, a growing body of scholarship is revealing the degree to which identities in the late Roman world were fluid, blurred by ethnic, social, and gender differences. Christianness, for example, was only one of a plurality of identities available to Christians in this period. This book explores how Christians in North Africa between the age of Tertullian and the age ... More

Keywords: religious life, Late Antiquity, Christianness, Christians, North Africa, religious identity, Christianity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780801451423
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801451423.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Éric Rebillard, author
Professor of Classics and History, Cornell University

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