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    Through the Eye of a Needle by Peter Brown


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    In the last fifty years the study of ‘Late Antiquity’ has grown in importance and popularity.  A large part of this growth is the production of an ever-increasing number of major scholarly tomes and of new translations of previously hard-to-acquire primary sources.  Although there are several ‘big names’, such as Heather and Elton, who have helped to promote interest in Late Rome, few, if any, have had as much influence as Peter Brown.  His main interest lies in the ‘religious transformation in the late Roman world’, and his previous works include ‘Augustine of Hippo: A Biography’ (1967), ‘The Making of Late Antiquity’ (1978), and ‘Authority and the Sacred: Aspects of the Christianisation of the Roman World’ (1995)....

     

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