The Final Pagan Generation
Rome's Unexpected Path to Christianity (Transformation of the Classical Heritage #53)
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Praise For The Final Pagan Generation: Rome's Unexpected Path to Christianity (Transformation of the Classical Heritage #53)…
— Foreword Reviews
"Well researched and proficient . . . awash with well-organized historical information."
— Library Journal
"Accessible and engaging for students and general readers."
— Bryn Mawr Classical Review
"Watts builds his case through literary evidence such as letters, orations, poems, and contemporary historical accounts. What emerges is a vivid account of the final pagan generation and a detailed view of their social and professional environment."
— Journal of Late Antiquity
"Accessible to non-specialists and useful as an undergraduate text in courses...an absorbing, erudite, and highly useful book from which anyone studying late antiquity or early Christianity will profit."
— Journal of Early Christian Studies
"Edward Watt's The Final Pagan Generation is among the best works of academic history I've ever read."
— Yuval Levin,
"Watts demonstrates his mastery of both primary and modern sources . . . The text is virtually flawless."
— The Classical Journal
"The Final Pagan Generation offers an innovative, beautifully written, and meticulously up-to-date social and political history of the fourth century."
— Phoenix, Journal of the Classical Association of Canada
"Watts undertakes a forensic examination . . . seeking to understand what it was like to live through a moment of profound social and political transformation that leaves your world an entirely different place by the end of your life. It's a question with profound implications for the present. . . . a fascinating chronicle."
University of California Press, 9780520283701, 356pp.
Publication Date: February 6, 2015