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By Mary Harlow, Lena Larsson Loven

This quantity seeks to give an explanation for advancements in the constitution of the family members in antiquity, particularly within the later Roman Empire and past due antiquity. Contributions expand the conventional chronological concentrate on the Roman relations to incorporate the transformation of familial constructions within the newly shaped kingdoms of past due antiquity in Europe, hence permitting a better old viewpoint and developing a brand new paradigm for the research of the Roman family members. Drawing at the newest examine via major students within the box the ebook contains new methods to the lifestyles direction and the relations within the Byzantine empire, family members relationships within the dynasty of Constantine the good, loss of life, burial and commemoration of child youngsters in Roman Italy, and widows and familial networks in Roman Egypt. in brief, this quantity seeks to set up a brand new time table for the certainty of the Roman kin and its transformation in past due antiquity.

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