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Melania: Early Christianity Through the Life of One Family

Catherine M. Chin and Caroline T. Schroeder


The lives of Melania the Elder and Melania the Younger span one of the most important periods of Christian history, reaching from the reign of Constantine through the reign of Theodosius II. They and their family members were well known to some of the most influential political and cultural figures of the period; their patronage promoted the work of major Christian thinkers from both before their time and during it. Their property and travels connected the political, economic, and religious worlds of the late antique Mediterranean. This volume examines the history of early Christianity as it w ... More

Keywords: Melania the Elder, Melania the Younger, Christianity, women, gender, late antiquity, hagiography, asceticism, monasticism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780520292086
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520292086.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Catherine M. Chin, editor
UC Davis

Caroline T. Schroeder, editor

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