R. Whelan, Being Christian in Vandal Africa

The Politics of Orthodoxy in the Post-Imperial West

Being Christian in Vandal Africa investigates conflicts over Christian orthodoxy in the Vandal kingdom, the successor to Roman rule in North Africa, ca. 439 to 533 c.e. Exploiting neglected texts, author Robin Whelan exposes a sophisticated culture of disputation between Nicene (“Catholic”) and Homoian (“Arian”) Christians and explores their rival claims to political and religious legitimacy. These contests—sometimes violent—are key to understanding the wider and much-debated issues of identity and state formation in the post-imperial West.

December 2017
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780520295957
Hardcover: $95.00 – £74.00

Informations : University of California Press