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Eternal Victory

Eternal Victory
Triumphal Rulership in Late Antiquity, Byzantium and the Early Medieval West

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  • Date Published: July 1990
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521386593

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  • As the Roman empire declined and 'fell', contemporary glorification of the emperor's triumphal rulership reached new heights, strewing traces of the empire's perennial victory across the physical and mental landscape of late antiquity. In this, the first comprehensive study of how a great imperial ceremony actually developed and how it influenced both the eastern and western heirs to the Roman legacy, the Roman triumph's resurgence and afterlife is documented from the Tetrarchy to the end of the Macedonian dynasty in Byzantium and to Charlemagne's successors in the early medieval West. This perspective shows that celebrations of the ruler's victory experienced unceasing change in ritual form and content and that these changes mirrored broader trends in the development of society and the monarchy. At the same time, it casts new light on the late Roman origins of the trappings of early medieval kingship. Far from the imperial capital, the cult of triumphal rulership permeated local elites, as commanders in the provinces imitated the supreme victor by staging triumphs of their own, and the new Germanic kings followed suit. Classicists, medievalists, Byzantinists, specialists of art and ritual will find here new data and approaches to a central problem in the transformation of the Roman Empire which culminated in the new civilization by Byzantium and the Germanic Kingdoms.

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    • Date Published: July 1990
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521386593
    • length: 472 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.69kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword
    Note to the paperback edition
    Abbreviations
    Introduction: imperial triumph as a historical problem
    1. Invincible empire: the ideology of victiry under the principate
    2. Out of the streets and into the circus: the development of imperial victory celebrations in the later Roman empire
    3. Imperial victory celebrations and the public life of the later Roman state
    4. The development of imperial victory celebrations in early medieval byzantium
    5. Organizing a byzantine triumph
    6. A distant echo: victory celebrations in the imperial provinces
    7. Ephemeral empires: triumphal rulership in Barbarian Africa, Burgundy and Italy
    8, The king's victory in visigothic Spain
    9. From late antique to early feudal society: frankish victory celebrations
    Conclusion
    Epilogue
    Bibliography of primary sources cited
    Frequently cited secondary sources
    Descriptive list of figures
    Index.

  • Author

    Michael McCormick, Harvard University, Massachusetts

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