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Palestine in Late Antiquity

Hagith Sivan


This book offers an unconventional study of one corner of the Roman Empire in late antiquity, weaving around the theme of conflict strands of distinct histories, and of peoples and places, highlighting Palestine's polyethnicity and cultural, topographical, architectural, and religious diversity. During the period 300–650 CE, the fortunes of the ‘east’ and the ‘west’ were intimately linked. Thousands of westerners in the guise of pilgrims, pious monks, soldiers, and civilians flocked to what became a Christian holy land. This is the era that witnessed the transformation of Jerusalem from a slee ... More

Keywords: Palestine, pilgrims, monks, soldiers, civilians, holy land, Jerusalem, Islam, Bible

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199284177
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284177.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hagith Sivan, author
Associate Professor, University of Kansas
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