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Calendars In Antiquity

Author : Sacha Stern
ISBN : 9780199589449
Genre : History
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Calendars were at the heart of ancient culture and society and were far more than just technical, time-keeping devices. Calendars in Antiquity offers a comprehensive study of the calendars of the ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern world, from the origins up to and including Jewish and Christian calendars in late Antiquity.

Time Astronomy And Calendars In The Jewish Tradition

Author : Sacha Stern
ISBN : 9789004259669
Genre : Science
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Edited byTime Astronomy, and Calendars in the Jewish TraditionEdited by, edited by Sacha Stern and Charles Burnett, presents a wide selection of original research in the multi-disciplinary field of astronomy and calendars, from Antiquity to the late Middle Ages.

Medieval Latin Christian Texts On The Jewish Calendar

Author : C. Philipp E. Nothaft
ISBN : 9789004274129
Genre : History
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Medieval Latin Christian Texts on the Jewish Calendar opens up a previously unknown chapter in the history of Jewish-Christian intellectual exchange during the Middle Ages by presenting critical editions, English translations, and in-depth studies of five Medieval Latin Christian Texts on the Jewish Calendar.

Space And Society In The Greek And Roman Worlds

Author : Michael Scott
ISBN : 9781107009158
Genre : History
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An interdisciplinary study of the dynamic relationship between space and society through case studies across the ancient Greek and Roman worlds.

Time And Process In Ancient Judaism

Author : Sacha Stern
ISBN : 1904113680
Genre : History
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This comprehensive study of time, time-reckoning, and chronology in ancient Jewish sources demonstrates that the concept of time as an entity or a continuum was entirely absent from ancient Judaism. Reality and change were conceived in terms of concrete processes. This stands in contrast with the world-view of Graeco-Roman culture and its pervasive concept of chronos, but finds parallels in the cultures of the ancient Near East. Sacha Stern discusses these findings from a variety of historical and anthropological perspectives. (PRINT ON DEMAND)

On Roman Time

Author : Michele Renee Salzman
ISBN : 0520909100
Genre : History
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Because they list all the public holidays and pagan festivals of the age, calendars provide unique insights into the culture and everyday life of ancient Rome. The Codex-Calendar of 354 miraculously survived the Fall of Rome. Although it was subsequently lost, the copies made in the Renaissance remain invaluable documents of Roman society and religion in the years between Constantine's conversion and the fall of the Western Empire. In this richly illustrated book, Michele Renee Salzman establishes that the traditions of Roman art and literature were still very much alive in the mid-fourth century. Going beyond this analysis of precedents and genre, Salzman also studies the Calendar of 354 as a reflection of the world that produced and used it. Her work reveals the continuing importance of pagan festivals and cults in the Christian era and highlights the rise of a respectable aristocratic Christianity that combined pagan and Christian practices. Salzman stresses the key role of the Christian emperors and imperial institutions in supporting pagan rituals. Such policies of accomodation and assimilation resulted in a gradual and relatively peaceful transformation of Rome from a pagan to a Christian capital.

A History Of The Byzantine State And Society

Author : Warren T. Treadgold
ISBN : 0804726302
Genre : History
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The first comprehensive and up-to-date history of Byzantium to appear in almost sixty years, and the first ever to cover both the Byzantine state and Byzantine society. Includes 208 illustrations, 21 maps, 18 tables. 1048 pages.

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