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Christian Persecution, Martyrdom, and Orthodoxy

Geoffrey de Ste. Croix, Michael Whitby, and Joseph Streeter


The volume presents in seven chapters papers on early Christian topics by Geoffrey de Ste. Croix. Three of the chapters include papers which have previously been published and are widely accepted as classic studies, while the other four now appear in print for the first time – though they have already proved influential as a result of presentation at seminars and circulation in manuscript. The volume's central themes are: martyrdom, the evidence for which Ste. Croix scrutinizes closely in order to reveal the extent to which Christians, through the process of volunteering, were responsible for ... More

Keywords: heresy, church councils, Chalcedon, toleration, slavery

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199278121
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278121.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Geoffrey de Ste. Croix, author
(late) Fellow of New College, Oxford

Michael Whitby, editor
Professor of Classics and Ancient History, and Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Warwick
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Joseph Streeter, editor
Tutor, Birkbeck College, University of London

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