Readership: Classical historians, especially of the late Roman Empire; scholars and students of Church
history, especially of the early Church.
Geoffrey de Ste. Croix, (late) Fellow of New College, Oxford
"to be welcomed...a fitting tribute to an outstanding ancient historian of the twentieth century." - E.D. Hunt, The Classical Review
"While the most important pieces in this volume are already well known to scholars the collection is to be welcomed for gathering together the writings of one of the most interesting historians ever to write about early Christianity...this volume remains a reminder of the power of history written with both intellectual acuity and personal political and social engagement." - Lucy Grig, Journal of Ecclesiastical Histoy
"It is a pleasure to report that Streeter's introduction is outstandingly good, offering a balanced assessment of de Ste. Croix's achievement together with a
thoughtful and comprehensive survey of current scholarly debates about persecution and martyrdom...The volume as a whole is a bracing reminder of a formidable and much-missed scholar." - G. W. Bowerstock, The Catholic Historical Review
"The historian will find much to inform...him in these late papers." - M. J. Edwards, Journal of Theological Studies
Joseph Streeter: Introduction. Ste. Croix on Persecution
1: Aspects of the `Great' Persecution
2: The Fourth Edict in the West and the Date of the Council of Elvira
3: Why Were the Early Christians Persecuted?
4: Voluntary Martyrdom and the Early Church
5: Heresy, Schism, and Persecution in the Later Roman Empire
6: G. E. M. de Ste. Croix and Michael Whitby: The Council of Chalcedon
7: Early Christian Attitudes to Property and Slavery