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Rome and Serdica

Sara Parvis

in Marcellus of Ancyra and the Lost Years of the Arian Controversy 325-345

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199280131
eISBN:
9780191603792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199280134.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines the moves toward a second Ecumenical Council in the years after the second depositions of Athanasius and Marcellus. Constantius’ brother, Constans, is presented as a central ... More


Later Historians: Theophanes

James Howard‐Johnston

in Witnesses to a World Crisis: Historians and Histories of the Middle East in the Seventh Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199208593
eISBN:
9780191594182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208593.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Theophanes' Chronographia is a rich repository of material culled from earlier sources, put together soon after 810. He made extensive use of George of Pisidia's official history of Heraclius' ... More


The Middle East in the Seventh Century: Arab Conquests

James Howard‐Johnston

in Witnesses to a World Crisis: Historians and Histories of the Middle East in the Seventh Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199208593
eISBN:
9780191594182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208593.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The initial Arab conquests are described and dated: Palestine and Syria (634–6); Persian Mesopotamia (636–40); northern Mesopotamia and south‐west Armenia (640); Khuzistan (640–2); Egypt (641–3); ... More


The Middle East in the Seventh Century: A New World Order

James Howard‐Johnston

in Witnesses to a World Crisis: Historians and Histories of the Middle East in the Seventh Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199208593
eISBN:
9780191594182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208593.003.00017
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This final chapter continues the story of Arab‐Byzantine warfare. Mu‘awiya's second major offensive (669–74) is traced from the opening act (the assassination of Constans II) to the naval defeat ... More


Delcassé and the Ambassadorial Élite, 1898–1904

M. B. HAYNE

in he French Foreign Office and the Origins of the First World War, 1898–1914

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202707
eISBN:
9780191675492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202707.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

It was during the first period of Delcassé's reign as foreign minister that an ambassadorial élite emerged. These include Barrère, the Cambons, Constans, and Jusserand. This chapter illustrates how ... More


The Age of Division

Peter Sarris

in Empires of Faith: The Fall of Rome to the Rise of Islam, 500-700

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199261260
eISBN:
9780191730962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261260.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter details attempts on the part of the East Roman or Byzantine Empire to reverse the Arab conquests. Efforts on the part of the Emperors Constans II and Justinian II to restore Roman ... More


Rebellion and Retribution

Phil Booth

in Crisis of Empire: Doctrine and Dissent at the End of Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520280427
eISBN:
9780520956582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520280427.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This final chapter examines the escalation of Maximus’s doctrinal dissent and its association with a series of western political rebellions against Constantinople. Against the backdrop of those ... More


On the Error of Profane Religions: Emperors and Traditional Religion after Constantine

Mattias P. Gassman

in Worshippers of the Gods: Debating Paganism in the Fourth-Century Roman West

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190082444
eISBN:
9780190082475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190082444.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

In the mid-340s, Firmicus Maternus, a pagan astrologer turned Christian polemicist, became the first-known author to ask the emperors to abolish traditional cults. This chapter sets On the Error of ... More


“Woe to You, World, for You are Perishing!”: Early Donatists at the End of the Age

Jesse A. Hoover

in The Donatist Church in an Apocalyptic Age

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198825517
eISBN:
9780191864124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825517.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Chapter 3 focuses on apocalyptic motifs which are present in Donatist writings from the early years of the schism. This was a period bracketed by two persecutions; that of Constantine, which ended ... More


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