"This volume contains scholarly and often innovative essays designed for scholars and late antiquity and the early Middle Ages." --H-Net
"This book is a major contribution to be consulted by anyone looking at Rome and its influence in the early Middle Ages." --Early Medieval Europe
Discusses the transformation of Rome in late antiquity and the early Middle Ages. While traditional studies have focused on the rise of the papacy in the transition from the ancient world to the Middle Ages, in this book the newly Christianised senatorial aristocracy is discussed.