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    The Empire of the Tetrarchs: Imperial Pronouncements and Government, AD 284-324 (Oxford Classical Monographs (Paperback)) (Paperback) By (author) Simon Corcoran

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    DescriptionThe 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.


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    Title
    The Empire of the Tetrarchs
    Subtitle
    Imperial Pronouncements and Government, AD 284-324
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Simon Corcoran
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 440
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 635 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780198153047
    ISBN 10: 019815304X
    Classifications

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    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    7 illustrations, 1 map
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Clarendon Press
    Publication date
    10 August 2000
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Review quote
    With its undoubted authority and clear organisation, many will be tempted to use The Empire of the Tetrarchs as a reference book; they should not. Corcoran marshals important arguments carefully and quietly, and The Empire of the Tetrarchs deserves to be read from cover to cover. Roger Rees, Edinburgh University, Hermathena A general index and an index locorum complete a thorough and thoroughly impressive work. Roger Rees, Edinburgh University, Hermathena Corcoran enjoys the enviable ability to mine in the murky depths some of Late Antiquity's most impenetrable unaccommodating material - to unearth diamonds ... The Empire of the Tetrarchs is scintillating, valuable and, I'd wager, very durable. Roger Rees, Edinburgh University, Hermathena