Individuality in Late Antiquity (Ashgate Studies in by Alexis Torrance,Dr Torrance Alexis,Dr Zachhuber Johannes

By Alexis Torrance,Dr Torrance Alexis,Dr Zachhuber Johannes

Late antiquity is more and more acknowledged as a interval of significant cultural transformation. one in all its an important facets is the emergence of a brand new understanding of human individuality. during this ebook an interdisciplinary and foreign team of students records and analyses this improvement. Authors verify the impact of seminal thinkers, together with the Gnostics, Plotinus, and Augustine, but additionally of cultural and non secular practices equivalent to astrology and monasticism, in addition to, extra commonly, the position performed by way of highbrow disciplines resembling grammar and Christian theology. vast in either topic and scope, the amount serves as a accomplished creation to past due vintage understandings of human individuality.

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