The book is graced with ample illustrations featuring a variety of Late Antique art.
Seriously, this book should be read by art lovers just for the treatment it gives to the development of western art, and its meaning!
This book is part of a series, the Library of World Civilisation, edited by Geoffrey Barraclough of Brandeis University.
This is an introduction to the Roman Empire from around the reign of Septimius Severus to the Muslim conquests. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Jordan Bell
Peter Brown has a wonderful way with words. He is adept at presenting art and its interplay with culture. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Brother Cadfael
I read this book now some years ago, but the way how I look at Late Antiquity is still shaped by it nowadays. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Marcel Dupasquier
If you wonder what in the world happened from 1250 to 750 AD, the answer is: Quite a bit. And it's chronicled here in a thoroughly readable, sometimes witty and always fascinating... Read morePublished 7 months ago by D. J. Miller
Another magisterial, respectful and thought-provoking history by Peter Brown.Published 7 months ago by unsworthyeti