Children and Asceticism in Late Antiquity

Children and Asceticism in Late Antiquity

Continuity, Family Dynamics and the Rise of Christianity

Hardback272pp233x156mm

9781472414366     Product Code: 512240

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Concentrating on the late fourth and early fifth centuries, Vuolanto’s study examines how the rise of Christianity and, with it, asceticism raised issues of sexuality, marriage, family and celibacy, challenging the traditional norms and practices of a culture in which to remain unmarried had not been an option.

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