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    DescriptionThe Roman empire remains unique. Although Rome claimed to rule the world, it did not. Rather, its uniqueness stems from the culture it created and the loyalty it inspired across an area that stretched from the Tyne to the Euphrates. Moreover, the empire created this culture with a bureaucracy smaller than that of a typical late-twentieth-century research university. In approaching this problem, Clifford Ando does not ask the ever-fashionable question, Why did the Roman empire fall? Rather, he asks, Why did the empire last so long? "Imperial Ideology and Provincial Loyalty in the Roman Empire" argues that the longevity of the empire rested not on Roman military power but on a gradually realized consensus that Roman rule was justified. This consensus was itself the product of a complex conversation between the central government and its far-flung peripheries. Ando investigates the mechanisms that sustained this conversation, explores its contribution to the legitimation of Roman power, and reveals as its product the provincial absorption of the forms and content of Roman political and legal discourse. Throughout, his sophisticated and subtle reading is informed by current thinking on social formation by theorists such as Max Weber, Jurgen Habermas, and Pierre Bourdieu.


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    Title
    Imperial Ideology and Provincial Loyalty in the Roman Empire
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Clifford Ando
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 515
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 40 mm
    Weight: 839 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780520220676
    ISBN 10: 0520220676
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    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
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    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
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    Libri: I-HP
    DC21: 937.06
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
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    DC22: 937.06
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    DC22: 937/.06
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 1QDAR
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    LC classification: DG59.A2 A64 2000
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    LC classification: 99-041499
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3C
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAR
    Edition statement
    New.
    Illustrations note
    7 b/w photographs
    Publisher
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    16 October 2000
    Publication City/Country
    Berkerley
    Author Information
    Clifford Ando, Professor of Classics, History, and the College at the University of Chicago, is author of Imperial Ideology and Provincial Loyalty in the Roman Empire (UC Press), winner of the Charles J. Goodwin Award of Merit from the American Philological Association, among other books.
    Review quote
    "A thoughtful and original account."--"Times Literary Supplement