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Memory in Ancient Rome and Early Christianity (Hardcover)

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What and how do people remember? Who controls the process of what we call cultural or social memory? What is forgotten and why? People's memories are not the same as history written in retrospect; they are malleable and an ongoing process of construction and reconstruction. Ancient Rome provided much of the cultural framework for early Christianity, and in both, the role of memory was pervasive.Memory in Ancient Rome and Early Christianity presents perspectives from an international and interdisciplinary range of contributors on the literature, history, archaeology, and religion of a major world civilization, based on an informed engagement with important concepts and issues in memory studies. It offers a selective exploration of the wealth of topics which comprise memory studies, and also features a contribution from a leading neuroscientist on the actual workings of the human memory.
Number of Pages: 406.0
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: Ancient / Rome
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Language: English
Street Date: February 17, 2016
TCIN: 50646062
UPC: 9780198744764
Item Number (DPCI): 248-09-8966

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