FRAKES, R.M., E. DePALMA DIGESER, and J. STEPHENS, (eds.),
The Rhetoric of Power in Late Antiquity. Religion and Politics in Byzantium, Europe and the Early Islamic World.
Tauris Academic Studies, London / New York, 2010. XII,287p. Cloth wrps. '(This) is a wonderful representation of debated issues - power, rhetoric, religion and politics and their interconnetion - among historians and classicists studying the world of late antiquity, early Byzantium and the early Islamic world. (It is) a great contribution to a better understanding of late antique rhetorical and religious traditions as well as late antiquity in general.' (J.W. DRIJVERS, University of Groningen, Netherlands). A.o.: E. FOURNIER: The 'Adventus' of Julian at Sirmium: The Literary Construction of Historical reality in Ammianus Marcellinus (pp.13-47); M. PROULX: 'Patres Orphanorum': Ambrose of Milan and the Construction of the Role of the bishop (pp.75-101); Th. SIZGORICH: 'Your brothers, the Romans': Early Islamic History as a Turn of the Classical Page in Early Muslim Thought and Literature (pp.101-125); J.T. EMMONS:Spiritual Landscapes: the Late Antique Desert in Ireland (pp.125-147); E. DePALMA DIGESER: Origen on the 'Limes': Rhetoric and the Polarization of Identity in the Late Third Century (pp.197-219); H. MARX-WOLFF: A Strange Consensus: Daemonological Discourse in Origen, Porphyry, and Iamblichus (pp.219-241).