The End of the Pagan City

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Author  Anna Leone
Publisher  Oxford University Press
Publication Date   August 24, 2013
ISBN  0199570922
Pages  344

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This book focuses primarily on the end of the pagan religious tradition and the dismantling of its material in North Africa (modern Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya) from the 4th to the 6th centuries AD. Leone considers how urban communities changed, why some traditions were lost and some others continued, and whether these carried the same value and meaning upon doing so. Addressing two main issues, mainly from an archaeological perspective, the volume explores the change in religious habits and practices, and the consequent recycling and reuse of pagan monuments and materials, and investigates to what extent these physical processes were driven by religious motivations and contrasts, or were merely stimulated by economic issues.

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