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Perpetua's Passion The Death and Memory of a Young Roman Woman

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ISBN-10: 0415918375

ISBN-13: 9780415918374

Edition: 1998

Authors: Joyce E. Salisbury

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In 203 AD a group of Christians in Carthage, North Africa, were sentenced to the beasts in the arena. One of these, a twenty-two year old young mother, wrote a diary while she was imprisoned awaiting execution; later, this diary was completed by an observer who described her death in the arena. This poignant and personal narrative is the focus of this study of the conflict that resulted in the martyrdom of Perpetua. Perpetua's Passionstudies the third-century martyrdom of a young woman and places it in the intellectual and social context of her age. Conflicting ideas of religion, family and gender are explored as Salisbury follows Perpetua from her youth in a wealthy Roman household to her…    
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Book details

List price: $46.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 10/7/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English