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The Empire of the Tetrarchs: Imperial Pronouncements and Government AD 284-324

by: Corcoran, S.

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Category: Oxford Classical Monographs
Code: 25882
ISBN-13: 9780198153047 / 978-0-19-815304-7
ISBN-10: 019815304X / 0-19-815304-X
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2000
Publication Place: Oxford
Binding: Paper
Pages: 421
Book Condition: New
Comments: Oxford Classical Monographs / First Published 1996 / Revised paperback edition 2000

The Empire of the Tetrarchs
Imperial Pronouncements and Government AD 284-324
Simon Corcoran
Clarendon Press

Oxford Classical Monographs
Winner of the Kupiszewski Prize for 1998
Brings together otherwise inaccessible but valuable source material
Includes revisions to the hardback version discussing recent work in the area and newly discovered epigraphical evidence

Description
The era of Diocletian and Constantine is a significant period for the Roman empire, with far-reaching administrative changes that established the structure of government for three hundred years a time when the Christian church passed from persecution to imperial favour. It is also a complex period of co-operation and rivalry between a number of co-emperors, the result of Diocletian's experiment of government by four rulers (the tetrarchs). This book examines imperial government at this crucial but often neglected period of transition, through a study of the pronouncements that the emperors and their officials produced, drawing together material from a wide variety of sources: the law codes, Christian authors, inscriptions, and papyri. The study covers the format, composition, and promulgation of documents, and includes chronological catalogues of imperial letters and edicts, as well as extended discussions of the Gregorian and Hermogenian Codes, and the ambitious Prices Edict. Much of this has had little detailed coverage in English before. There is also a chapter that elucidates the relative powers of the members of the imperial college. Finally, Dr Corcoran assesses how effectively the machinery of government really matched the ambitions of the emperors. The additional notes in this revised edition of the hardback contain details of recent epigraphic work and discoveries, especially from Ephesus, as well as an account of a long ignored rescript of Diocletian.

Author Information
Simon Corcoran, Research Fellow in the Department of History, University College London

 
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The Empire of the Tetrarchs: Imperial Pronouncements and Government AD 284-324

by: Corcoran, S.

  • ISBN-13: 9780198153047 / 978-0-19-815304-7
  • ISBN-03: 019815304X / 0-19-815304-X
  • Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2000

Price: 73,00 EURO

1 copy in stock