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Paganism and Christianity in the Mediterranean World: From the Second Century AD to the Conversion o

"Paganism and Christianity in the Mediterranean World: From the Second Century AD to the Conversion of Constantine" is a book written by Ramsay MacMullen, a historian and expert on the late antique period. The book examines the religious landscape of the Mediterranean world during the period between the 2nd century AD and the conversion of Constantine to Christianity in the 4th century AD.

The book covers the various factors that contributed to the success of Christianity in the Mediterranean world, including the appeal of its message to different social groups, the support of the ruling elite, and the ways in which the religion adapted to different cultural and social contexts. MacMullen also looks at the ways in which Christianity interacted and competed with other religious practices and beliefs of the time.

The book also covers the impact of Christianity on the cultural, social and political development of the Mediterranean world. MacMullen examines the ways in which Christianity changed the society, its economy, and its political structure. He also covers the ways in which Christianity interacted with the Roman state and how the state in turn shaped the development of Christianity.

"Paganism and Christianity in the Mediterranean World" is widely read by scholars, students, and general readers interested in the history of the late antique period and the history of Christianity. The book is praised for its comprehensive and nuanced analysis of the religious landscape of the Mediterranean world during the period and its attention to detail.

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