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EARLY PERSECUTIONS OF THE CHRISTIANS

Canfield, Leon Hardy


Item #: 3772

Pages: 215 pp.
Published: Irvington; Columbia University Press; 1913. Reprinted in 2005.

Subjects: RELIGION/THEOLOGY & THE LAW

Based on a sensitive reading of all known primary sources,many of a legal or legislative nature, Canfield reconstructsthe early history of the Christians' persecution. Afterdiscussing their legal basis, he shows how the law wasemployed from the reign of Nero through the reign ofHadrian. The book has two parts. Each chapter in Part Ihas a corresponding chapter of relevant source documents inPart II. All appear in translation, some are also presentedin the original Latin or Greek. Originally published asVolume LV, Number 2 in Columbia's series Studies in History,Economics and Public Law.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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