From the Tetrarchs to the Theodosians: Later Roman History and Culture, 284-450 CE [Hardback]

Scott McGill (Author)

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ISBN: 9780521898218 | Published by: Cambridge University Press | Year of Publication: 2010 | Language: English 321p,

From the Tetrarchs to the Theodosians


An integrated collection of essays examining the politics, social networks, law, historiography, and literature of the later Roman world. The volume treats three central themes: the first section looks at political and social developments across the period and argues that, in spite of the stress placed upon traditional social structures, many elements of Roman life remained only slightly changed. The second section focuses upon biographical texts and shows how late-antique authors adapted traditional modes of discourse to new conditions. The final section explores the first years of the reign of Theodosius I and shows how he built upon historical foundations while unfurling new methods for utilising, presenting, and commemorating imperial power.

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