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By Pamela Armstrong

ISBN-10: 140943608X

ISBN-13: 9781409436089

Authority is a vital proposal in Byzantine tradition whose myriad modes of implementation helped hold the life of the Byzantine kingdom throughout such a lot of centuries, binding jointly humans from various ethnic teams, in several spheres of existence and actions. although its value to figuring out the Byzantine international is so principal, it's still imperfectly understood. the current quantity brings jointly a world solid of students to discover this idea. The contributions are divided into 9 sections concentrating on assorted elements of authority: the imperial authority of the nation, the way it used to be transmitted from the pinnacle down, from Constantinople to provincial cities, the way it handled marginal felony matters or solid clinical perform; authority out there position, even if without delay touching on over the counter concerns similar to coinage, weights and measures, or the broader issues of the actions of overseas investors; authority within the church, resembling the level to which ecclesiastical authority was once inherent, or how constructs of non secular authority ordered relations lifestyles; the authority of information published via imperial patronage or divine knowledge; the authority of textual content, notwithstanding its conformity with old traditions, during the Holy scriptures and during the authenticity of historical past; displaying authority via photographs of the emperor or the Divine. the ultimate part attracts on own event of 3 nice ’authorities’ inside Byzantine stories: Ostrogorsky, Beck and Browning.

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