Sat 1st Nov 2014 | Last updated: Fri 31st Oct 2014 at 16:19pm

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Topic: Roman Empire

Libya’s Christian community is not the first to face extinction in North Africa

The Church west of Egypt has long been plagued by heresy, piracy and persecution

The reasons why the Romans still fascinate us

A society in decline, religion as counter-culture, and mass immigration are just some of issues that link us to the Roman Empire

The quest to discover the origins of Islam begins

Ed West welcomes a new book that sheds light on the mysterious birth of the Islamic faith

The late Roman Empire was not the twilight of popular myth

Far from being chaotic, Late Antiquity was stable and confident right up until the late 5th century

Contemporary Britain is in crisis. May the royal wedding bring renewal

Every empire falls for a simple reason: a lack of self-belief. And our leaders don’t seem to believe anything much any more