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The Resource Ruling the Later Roman Empire, (electronic resource)

Ruling the Later Roman Empire, (electronic resource)

Label
Ruling the Later Roman Empire
Title
Ruling the Later Roman Empire
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation:
Related
Cataloging source
BIP US
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
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Kelly, Christopher
Dewey number
937/.09
Intended audience
Trade
Intended audience source
Harvard University Press
LC call number
DG83.5.K45 2004
Series statement
Revealing Antiquity Ser.
Series volume
Vol. 15
Summary expansion
In this highly original work, Christopher Kelly paints a remarkable picture of running a superstate. He portrays a complex system of government openly regulated by networks of personal influence and the payment of money. Focusing on the Roman Empire after Constantine's conversion to Christianity, Kelly illuminates a period of increasingly centralized rule through an ever more extensive and intrusive bureaucracy. The book opens with a view of its times through the eyes of a high-ranking official in sixth-century Constantinople, John Lydus. His On the Magistracies of the Roman State , the only memoir of its kind to come down to us, gives an impassioned and revealing account of his career and the system in which he worked. Kelly draws a wealth of insight from this singular memoir and goes on to trace the operation of power and influence, exposing how these might be successfully deployed or skillfully diverted by those wishing either to avoid government regulation or to subvert it for their own ends. Ruling the Later Roman Empire presents a fascinating procession of officials, emperors, and local power brokers, winners and losers, mapping their experiences, their conflicting loyalties, their successes, and their failures. This important book elegantly recaptures the experience of both rulers and ruled under a sophisticated and highly successful system of government
Label
Ruling the Later Roman Empire, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000239986
Dimensions
09.250 x 06.125 in.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
352 p.
Governing access note
Available for distribution in: USA, UNITED KINGDOM, AUSTRALIA
Isbn
9780674015647
Lccn
2004047664
Other control number
9780674015647
Other physical details
ill
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000239986
Label
Ruling the Later Roman Empire, (electronic resource)
Publication
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000239986
Dimensions
09.250 x 06.125 in.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
352 p.
Governing access note
Available for distribution in: USA, UNITED KINGDOM, AUSTRALIA
Isbn
9780674015647
Lccn
2004047664
Other control number
9780674015647
Other physical details
ill
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000239986

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