Publications

Recent publications include:

Kate Cooper, Band of Angels: The Forgotten World of Early Christian Women (2013), which explores the rise of Christianity through the eyes of peasants, empresses, and independent businesswomen.

James Corke-Webster, ‘Mothers and Martyrdom: Familial Piety and the Model of the Maccabees in Eusebius’ Ecclesiastical History’ (2013), explores how the Christian historian Eusebius of Caesarea ‘borrowed’ the Jewish story of the Maccabees, a mother and her seven sons executed under the Seleucid Empire, to stress the importance of family unity in fourth-century Christianity.

Jamie Wood, The Politics of Identity in Visigothic Spain: Religion and Power in the Histories of Isidore of Seville (2013), argues that for Bishop Isidore of Seville (d. 636), writing about the past was a method for reconciling Visigothic kings, nobles and Spanish bishops in a period of political uncertainty.

Kate Cooper and Julia Hilner (co-editors) Religion, Dynasty, and Patronage in Early Christian Rome, 300-900 (2007), traces the central role played by networks of reciprocity linking aristocratic patrons, clerics and ascetics in the transformation of the city of Rome at the end of antiquity.

Our many other publications can be found here: Kate CooperJamie WoodJulia Hilner and James Corke-Webster.

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