Archaeology Of Early Christianity

By: William H.C. Frend

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Previous owner's name and green mark on inside front cover. No apparent marks or writing observed in text. Binding tight and square. Appears unread. . . . . . . . Whilst the problems of the stylistic origins of church architecture are not ignored, the emphasis of this book is on archaeological research as a means of tracing the mission of the Church and the history of ideas of non-orthodox traditions. It follows the history of the discovery of articles which have changed Christian thought, from Empress Helena's discovery of the 'True Cross' to finds made in recent years. . . . . . . . . . . . . .Frend follows a chronological framework. He examines the major discoveries in each time period. There is a brief chapter on Aniquaries, travellers and enlighteners but it is with Napoleon (circa 1800) that anything approaching modern archaeology can be identified. Time periods include the archaeology of Algeria after the French conquest (1830-1870), the archaeology of Italy (1869-1894), Turkey (1875-1914) and the expansion of archaeology in the pre-War period (1894-1914). There are further chapters on the excavations immediately after the war (1919-1931), the sunset of imperial archaeology (1931-1940), great Discoveries (1940-1960) and the more modern findings that Frend calls Pandora’s Box (1965-1990). -- Stefano Nikolaou

Title: Archaeology Of Early Christianity

Author Name: William H.C. Frend

Categories: General Church History,

Publisher: Continuum: July 1998

ISBN Number: 0225668505

ISBN Number 13: 9780225668506

Size: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Used - Very Good

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