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By Mary Harlow, Lena Larsson Loven

This quantity seeks to provide an explanation for advancements in the constitution of the kin in antiquity, particularly within the later Roman Empire and past due antiquity. Contributions expand the conventional chronological specialize in the Roman kinfolk to incorporate the transformation of familial constructions within the newly shaped kingdoms of past due antiquity in Europe, therefore permitting a better historic point of view and developing a brand new paradigm for the learn of the Roman kin. Drawing at the most up-to-date examine via major students within the box the publication contains new methods to the existence path and the relations within the Byzantine empire, family members relationships within the dynasty of Constantine the nice, loss of life, burial and commemoration of child kids 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 knowledge of the Roman kinfolk and its transformation in overdue antiquity.

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