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A very good reference book., 2 Mar. 2001
This is really two books in one. Firstly a series of excellent essays by leading scholars & secondly a dictionary of the period. Late antiquity is a growing area of interest as more & more we realise that it is in this period that lie the roots of our civilisation. As the chapters in the book show the shift from classical to medieval was a transformation that is fully understandable & does not need the consideration of a "Dark Ages".