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Book Information: Threshold of Fire

Threshold of Fire (1966) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

It is 414 A.D. and the once-powerful Roman Empire is in its death throes—split between East and West, menaced by barbarian hordes almost literally at its gates. The Emperor Honorious cowers in the marsh-bound city of Ravenna, where he has moved the government; he rarely "makes entry" into Rome.

This is the briliant canvas against which the characters in this drama interact. There is the Prefect Hadrian, a powerful official and fanatical Christian convert; Marcus Anicius, the pagan aristocrat who is clinging to a dying past, and the Jew Eliezar ben Elijah, hemmed in by his own traditions and burdened by his dark vision of the future.

Original title: Een nieuwer testament
Original languages: Dutch

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Genre: FictionHistoricalAncient World (Greece, Rome, etc)

Edition #1: Threshold of Fire

Threshold of Fire (1993)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Anita Miller Nini Blinstrub
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Manifested in:

Threshold of Fire (1996)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Chicago
Publisher: Academy Chicago Publishers
ISBN: 0897334264
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