This paper is concerned with the development of the idea of ‘Later Empire / late antiquity’ since Ch. Le Beau until us; special care is devoted to J.B.Bury’s thought, to A.Piganiol’s definition of Christian empire, to S.Mazzarino’s definition of Constantinian age, to the arguments of A.Giardina et recent British scholarship against P.Brown’s social and cultural interpretation of late antiquity; religious perspective proves to be deciding in containing late antiquity between Constantine and Muhammad.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Late Antiquity: Periodizations of a Black and Happy Age|
|Title of host publication||Une Antiquité tardive noire ou heureuse?|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
- Late Antiquity