At a glance:
- Author: Various
- First Published: 1985
- Type of Work: Social history
- Time of Work: The first century to the eleventh century
- Setting: The Roman Empire, Europe, and the Byzantine Empire
- Genres: Nonfiction, History
- Subjects: Family or family life, Europe or Europeans, Human behavior, Biblical times, Greek or Roman times, Paganism, Societies, Holy Roman Empire
- Locales: Europe
This is the first installment of a projected five-volume series devoted to a history of private life from ancient Rome through the late twentieth century. The series, edited by the late Philippe Ariès and Georges Duby, reflects the general orientation toward social history encouraged by the French Annales school, and the particular interest in private practices evident in such monumental French studies as Numa Denis Fustel de Coulanges’ La Cité antique (1864; The Ancient City, 1956) and Ariès’ L’Homme devant la mort (1977; The...
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