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Author Haas, Christopher

Title Alexandria in late antiquity : topography and social conflict / Christopher Haas
Published Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1997


Description 1 online resource (xviii, 494 pages) : illustrations, maps, photographs
Series Ancient society and history
Ancient society and history.
Contents Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; One: Introduction; Two: The Urban Setting; The Most Glorious City of the Alexandrians -- Civitas Opulema; Three: The Social World; The Social Hierarchy; Civic Institutions: Windows on Alexandrian Society; Administration and Coercion; Topography and Society: The Via Canopica; Four: The Jewish Community; Tracing an Elusive Presence; Philo's World; The Great Divide: The Jewish Revolt of 115-117; A Tenuous Recovery; The Fourth-Century Community; The Contours of Jewish-Christian Conflict; Five: The Pagan Community; Problems of Definition
Urban Topography and Late Antique PaganismThe Sociology of Paganism in Late Antique Alexandna; The Downfall of Serapis; The Pagans of Fifth-Century Alexandria; Six: The Christian Community: The Interior Landscape and the Civic Landscape; Obstacles to Understanding; Modes of Conversion; The Christians of House D; The Christianization of Public Space; Seven: The Inner Life of the Christian Community: Clergy and People; The Seven Eyes of God -- Laos Theou; Eight: Community and Factionalism in the Christian Community; Radiant and Inexpressible Power
The Desert and the City: Monastic Opposition to Episcopal AuthorityThe Contours of Schism: The Arians of Alexandna; Nine: Intercommunal Conflict during Late Antiquity; The Alexandrian Riots of 356 and George of Cappadocia; Cyril and His Opponents, 412-415; Ecclesiastical Stasis and the Marginalization of the Pagans in the 480s; Ten: Conclusions; Eleven: Epilogue: From Roman Alexandria to Islamic al-lskandartyyah; Appendix: Chronological Table of Emperors, Prefects, and Patriarchs: Fourth and Fifth Centuries; List of Abbreviations; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P
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Summary "Second only to Rome in the ancient world, Alexandria was home to many of late antiquity's most brilliant writers, philosophers, and theologians - among them, Philo, Origen, Arius, Athanasius, Hypatia, Cyril, and John Philoponus. Now, in Alexandria in Late Antiquity, Christopher Haas offers the first book to place these figures within the physical and social context of Alexandria's bustling urban milieu."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-481) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject HISTORY -- Ancient.
Ethnic relations
Social conditions
Sociale geografie.
Conflits sociaux -- Égypte -- Alexandrie (Égypte) -- Antiquité.
SUBJECT Alexandria (Egypt) -- Civilization
Alexandria (Egypt) -- Social conditions
Alexandria (Egypt) -- Ethnic relations
Alexandria (Egypt) -- Religion
Subject Egypt -- Alexandria
Alexandrie (Égypte) -- Levés -- Antiquité.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 080187033X