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5 Star Office Comb Binding Covers PVC 250 micron A4 Clear (Pack 100)
5 Star Office Comb Binding Covers PVC 250 micron A4 Clear (Pack 100)
Price: £8.63

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dirty plastic, 23 Oct. 2010
The plastic covers are thick, which is good, but they are not transparent; they are very dirty, with speckles (of ???) all over them. I wanted them to make my binding look professional, but they look scruffy.


Making Martyrs in Late Antiquity
Making Martyrs in Late Antiquity
by Lucy Grig
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent contribution, 11 July 2006
Grig has produced a book that gives a thematic overview of how martyrs were 'constructed' throughout late antiquity. While adopting a thematic approach to the subject of martyrdom, as is reflected in the titles of chapters (e.g. 'A brief history of martyrdom'), the book is nevertheless extremely informative and detailed. Incorporating the most recent developments in the study of ealy Christianity, such as the use of art and images,the notion of power, and the concept of performance, Grig demonstrates how martyrs were perceived, represented, and remembered. Grig successfully demonstrates the power of martyrdom and its impact upon early Christianity: 'the construction of martyrs' contributed towards 'the construction of Christianisation' in the fourth century.

Due to its accessibility and lack of pretension, this book would provide a compelling introduction for the interested person. However, the detailed mini studies that are sandwiched between each chapter also provide a more specific focus for academics and students, as they probe deeper into particular themes, characters, and contexts.


Martyrdom and Noble Death: Selected Texts from Graeco-Roman, Jewish and Christian Antiquity (Context of Early Christianity)
Martyrdom and Noble Death: Selected Texts from Graeco-Roman, Jewish and Christian Antiquity (Context of Early Christianity)
by Friedrich Avemarie
Edition: Paperback
Price: £24.49

4.0 out of 5 stars A very helpful sourcebook and starting point, 8 Jun. 2006
This book is a very accessible starting point for students and interested readers to gain first-hand experience of ancient documents related to martyrdom.

The basic principle of placing selected texts from different traditions alongside one another is illuminating. However, beware! One might like to ask whether such distinctions between those traditions can be made - especially between Judaism and Christianity and their interpretations of martyrdom, as Daniel Boyarin has recently demonstrated.

Considering that the book is very short and that it attempts to cover Pagan, Jewish, Christian, and Rabbinic traditions, the exercepts are indeed select and short, which can hinder a rounded grasp of the texts and their messages. The introductions to the texts are good, but could do with some more detail on locating similar texts for further reading.


The Cult of the Saints: Its Rise And Function In Latin Christianity (Haskell Lecture)
The Cult of the Saints: Its Rise And Function In Latin Christianity (Haskell Lecture)
by Peter Brown
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.00

9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Peter Brown's Cult of the Saints, 22 May 2006
[The review below doesn't seem to be about this book at all (is it a mistake? Is it intended to be about a different book? e.g. Gregory / movie rights)]

Anyway, this is an excellent, ground-breaking, and classic study of the idea of sanctity in early Christianity, which provides an accessible and interesting introduction to the development of the cult of the saints, that is, the veneration of martyrs and holy men and women. This book would be of extreme value to students of theology / ancient history, and would also be an intriguing introduction for those who are interested in learning a little more about the development of early Christianity and the origins of the cult of the saints.


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