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Being Christian in Vandal Africa: The Politics of Orthodoxy in the Post-Imperial West

Robin Whelan


Recent work on the notoriously passionate Christian conflicts of the later Roman Empire has elucidated their wide-ranging political and social implications. However, the fifth-century conquest of the Roman West by “barbarian” rulers brings this train of inquiry to a juddering halt, as scholars of early Christianity turn eastward for new doctrinal developments, and early medieval historians focus on political continuity and ethnic identity in the new kingdoms. This book argues that Christian controversy retained its sophistication and its sociopolitical consequences in the post-imperial West. I ... More

Keywords: Arianism, Homoians, Nicenes, heresy, dialogue, polemic, barbarians, ethnicity, identity, North Africa

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780520295957
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520295957.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robin Whelan, author
University of Liverpool