Mosaic floor found under the Church of the Annunciation is believed to date to the fourth century.
According to hagiographers, (C)Katherine was a princess, the daughter of Roman governor named Constus. She was well educated, beautiful and highly intelligent. She converted to Christianity at the age of 13 or 14 and caught the eye of the Roman Emperor, Maxentius (278-318 AD).
Part I of my initial visit to stunning Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France.
One of the consequences of the decline of Roman imperial might was the shortage of slaves at state-run mines. Consequently, criminals were often sentenced to damnatio ad metallum. The need for gold especially soared when the gold solidus was introduced at the beginning of the fourth century.
Among the most eligible saints for such treatment, Mary of Egypt deserves particular consideration: her popularity is evidenced by over a hundred extant Greek manuscripts of her Life and her uniquely prominent position in the Lenten liturgical cycle in the Eastern Church.
Traditionally, the idea that the Roman empire ‘declined and fell’ was considered a historical fact, not a matter for debate. The beginning of the ‘decline’ was usually dated to the 3rd or 4th century AD.
This dissertation argues that martial virtues and images of the soldier’s life represented an essential aspect of early Byzantine masculine ideology. It contends that in many of the visual and literary sources from the fourth to the seventh centuries CE, conceptualisations of the soldier’s life and the ideal manly life were often the same.
This paper shows that Christian and Jewish relations in the Holy Land between the fourth and seventh centuries, according to the archaeological evidence, were characterized by peaceful co-existence.
The worst megadrought in the last 2000 years hit Central Asia around 360 AD, new study finds
This dissertation will study the correlation and influences between a series of underlying beliefs and how these find expression in the architecture and setting of place.
By the twelfth century in both literature and art the form of the suffering Christ was supplanting the form of the conquering Christ.
The settlement of the Bohemian Basin passed through a very complicated development during Late Antiquity.
The choice of categories to designate the two opposing sides in the fourth-century theological controversy is crucially important, for the categories color the whole interpretation of the controversy. Some of the categories used in the past are less than satisfactory. The pair “Arian” and “Nicene” is anachronistic, and perhaps too dogmatic.
The recovery, however, proved to be too superficial for the continuing prosperity of either Gaul or the Western Roman Empire. The problems of the imperial government continued with little relief. The government still had to drive out and keep out the barbarians…
This paper seeks to examine the fourth and fifth centuries in Britain in order to address the issue of collapse versus continuity after the end of the Roman state.
This is the meeting place of the western and eastern worlds, for near here passed the movements between Palestine and Mesopotamia associated with Abraham, near here the Assyrians made their last stand after their capital fell in 610 B.C., and near here Crassus ill-advised attempt to press eastwards came to an end.
Find is the oldest Jewish archaeological evidence discovered on the Iberian Peninsula
This paper seeks to examine the role of the body and its relationship to the world around it in the “vie de sainte” of Marie l’Egyptienne, who is an excellent example of a female saint who begins life as a sinner and transforms her body into something holy. This presentation will focus on the version of Marie l’Egyptienne’s life written by Rutebeuf in the 13th century, but will also bring in elements of other versions and of the stories of other female saints who transform their bodies for comparison.
It is Jerome’s hostility to women (and his suspicion and fear of them) that is usually emphasized. Some of my examples show evidence of this bias. But some of my examples also show a great warmth and sensitivity on his part to the women concerned in the passages, and I am inclined to attribute to St. Jerome a much more sympathetic and affectionate nature than does David Wiesen…
A Late Antique Crossbow Fibula in the Metropolitan Museum of Art Deppert-Lippitz, Barbara Metropolitan Museum Journal, Vol. 35 (2000) Abstract In 1995 The Metropolitan Museum…
The Making of Saint Martin By Piotr Morawski, Gorjan Dimitrov, Henriette L E Rasmussen, Amalie Frese and Julie Jacobsen Thesis, Roskilde University, 2005…
UN-CAGING MEANING IN JOHN CAPGRAVE’S LIFE OF SAINT KATHERINE OF ALEXANDRIA: BODIES AND BRIDES OF CHRIST Geldenhuys, Katharine Leigh Phd Thesis (University of the…
Reasons for Political Instability in the Visigothic Kingdom in Iberia Bourassa, Gillian Washington College Review, Vol.15 (2007) Abstract Europe experienced significant changes during the…
The Three Young Men in The Furnace and The Art of Ecphrasis in The Coptic Sermon By Theophilus of Alexandria Polański, Tomasz (Kraków)…