Empire to Commonwealth Consequences of Monotheism in Late Antiquity

ISBN-10: 0691015457

ISBN-13: 9780691015453

Edition: 1993

Authors: Garth Fowden

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List price: $32.50
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 12/19/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Garth Fowden is Research Director at the Institute of Historical Research, National Research Foundation, Athens, and Sultan Qaboos Professor of Abrahamic Faiths at the University of Cambridge. His books include "The Egyptian Hermes: A Historical Approach to the Late Pagan Mind" and "Empire to Commonwealth: Consequences of Monotheism in Late Antiquity" (both Princeton).

List of illustrations
Abbreviations
Note on transliteration and references
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The world's two eyes: Iran, Rome, and the pursuit of world empire
The geographical focus
Iran, the Greeks, and Polytheist Rome
Sasanian universalism
Polytheist Rome: Toward cultural universalism within empire
Seeds of polytheist universalism
Alexandria
Rome
The third century
Julian and Helios-Mithras
Universalism and Rome's identity
The Fertile Crescent: Cultural universalism between and beyond empires
The Sabians of Harran
Judaism
Manichaeism
Christianity
Constantine: Christian empire and crusade
Antecedents of Christian Rome
Constantine's strategy
Empire and Church
Mission
Iran
The First Byzantine Commonwealth: Interactions of political and cultural universalism
The geographical focus
Iberia and Armenia
Southern Arabia and Ethiopia
Nubia
The Arabs
Christians of Iran and beyond
The politico-cultural entity
Islam: World empire, then commonwealth
The building of world empire
Empire and religion
The Islamic Commonwealth
Epilogue
Bibliography
Index
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