Item description for Paganism in the Roman Empire by Ramsay MacMullen...
"MacMullen...has published several books in recent years which establish him, rightfully, as a leading social historian of the Roman Empire. The current volume exhibits many of the characteristics of its predecessors: the presentation of novel, revisionist points of view...; discrete set pieces of trenchant argument which do not necessarily conform to the boundaries of traditional history; and an impressive, authoritative, and up-to-date documentation, especially rich in primary sources...A stimulating and provocative discourse on Roman paganism as a phenomenon worthy of synthetic investigation in its own right and as the fundamental context for the rise of Christianity."-Richard Brilliant, History "MacMullen's latest work represents many features of paganism in its social context more vividly and clearly than ever before."-Fergus Millar, American Historical Review "The major cults...are examined from a social and cultural perspective and with the aid of many recently published specialized studies...Students of the Roman Empire...should read this book."-Robert J, Penella, Classical World "A distinguished book with much exact observation...An indispensable mine of erudition on a grand theme." Henry Chadwick, Times Literary Supplement Ramsay MacMullen is Dunham Professor of History and Classics at Yale University and the author of Roman Government's Response to Crisis, A.D. 235-337 and Roman Social Relations, 50 B.C. to A.D. 284
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Studio: Yale University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.15" Width: 6.09" Height: 0.67" Weight: 0.68 lbs.
Release Date Sep 10, 1983
Publisher Yale University Press
ISBN 0300029845 ISBN13 9780300029840
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More About Ramsay MacMullen
Ramsay MacMullen is emeritus professor in the Department of History at Yale University and lives in New Haven, CT. Among his many previous books are Christianizing the Roman Empire, Corruption and the Decline of Rome, and Christianity and Paganism in the Fourth to Eighth Centuries, all published by Yale University Press.
Ramsay MacMullen currently resides in the state of Connecticut. Ramsay MacMullen was born in 1928.
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A CLASSIC Nov 15, 2009
Paganism in the Roman Empire is a classic on the subject. The author probes the psyche of the ancients in an attempt to discover their inner motivations, desires, and aspirations as they sought enlightment and religious meaning in the various cults that spread through the Empire. He also tells us what role the traditional religion of the gods played in the lives of Roman citizens. This is an excellent scholarly work that is a must for anyone seeking to understand ancient religion.