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Authority in Byzantine Provincial Society, 950–1100

Authority in Byzantine Provincial Society, 950–1100

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  • Date Published: September 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521838658

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  • Acting essentially to maintain power and collect taxes, the emperors of the Byzantine Empire (ca. 950-1100) did not attempt to govern provincial society. As a result, provincial households took advantage of this situation by competing for local control over each other whenever they could. This book describes the power-holders in the central provinces in a detailed comparison of the provincial strength of the imperial government and the mechanics of local authority.

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    "The book is well written, easy to follow and largely free of errors." Franziska E. Schlosser, Concordia University

    ' .. useful and illuminating ..' Ab Imperio

    "...this is an excellent and significant book. Neville's rejection of ideological systems could be applied with profit to earlier and later periods of Byzantine social history and to Byzantine history in general...."
    -H-Law, Warren Treadgold, Department of History, Saint Louis University

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2004
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521838658
    • length: 224 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.5kg
    • contains: 5 b/w illus. 1 map
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Imperial administration and Byzantine political culture
    2. Activities of the imperial administration
    3. Provincial households
    4. Provincial households and the imperial administration
    5. Regulation of provincial society
    6. Contention and authority

  • Author

    Leonora Neville, University of Wisconsin, Madison
    Professor Leonora Neville is Professor of History at the Catholic University of America, Washington DC. She has written various articles on Byzantine bureaucracy. She has held the Bliss Prize Fellowship.

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