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The Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire 2 Part Set: Volume 3, AD 527-641: A.D.527-641 v.3

The Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire 2 Part Set: Volume 3, AD 527-641: A.D.527-641 v.3

Hardback Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire

Edited by J.R. Martindale

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  • Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Format: Hardback | 1626 pages
  • Dimensions: 172mm x 250mm x 98mm | 2,840g
  • Publication date: 27 November 1992
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 0521201608
  • ISBN 13: 9780521201605
  • Illustrations note: lists, indexes
  • Sales rank: 1,116,028

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This is the final volume of the three-volume Prosopography which now provides a complete secular biographical dictionary for the Later Roman Empire from AD 260 to 641. This volume begins at the start of the reign of Justinian in 527 and ends at the death of Heraclius in 641. Like its predecessors, this volume has collected the surviving evidence about the personnel of the empire, about members of the senates of Rome and Constantinople and their families, about members of senatorial families still surviving and holding public office in the western lands (Gaul and Spain) no longer under Roman rule. It includes officials serving at the imperial court and in the civil and provincial administration, as well as army personnel at least of the rank of tribune and above. It also includes all persons, male and female, of the status of perfectissimus and above, whether holding office or not, and persons of learning, such as lawyers, doctors, teachers and writers. The project is intended as a tool for research works in the whole field of late empire studies.

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"It can be said of PLRE 3 and of the undertaking as a whole that they represent a monumental contribution to scholarship for which many will be grateful. The fact that PLRE has been a long time in the making should not be allowed to obscure its considerable impact on the study of late antuquity: it brings together and makes available in convenient form a remarkable array of information drawn from disparate fields in a way that enables scholars to ask certain questions that previously could be asked with only great difficulty or not at all. On its own intrinsic merits and lacking competitors, the work will stand as an indispensable tool, a starting point of inquiry, for scholars researching the period; it is also a must for any reference and scholarly collection on late antiquity, Byzantium, and the Middle Ages." Speculum--A Journal of Medieval Studies "The newest PLRE looks like an old friend...a mighty achievement." James J. O'Donnell, Bryn Mawr Classical Review

Table of contents

List of sources, including collections and periodicals with abbreviations; List of modern works with abbreviations; Symbols and conventions; Note to the reader; The Prosopography; Fragmentary names; Anonymi Fasti Stemmata; Monograms; Index to Fasti; Index to office-holders of non-Roman nations; Index to stemmata.