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Overview

In this highly original work, Christopher Kelly paints a remarkable picture of running a superstate. He portrays a complex system of government openly regulated by networks of personal influence and the payment of money. Focusing on the Roman Empire after Constantine's conversion to Christianity, Kelly illuminates a period of increasingly centralized rule through an ever more extensive and intrusive bureaucracy.

The book opens with a view of its times through the eyes of a high-ranking official in sixth-century Constantinople, John Lydus. His On the Magistracies of the Roman State, the only memoir of its kind to come down to us, gives an impassioned and revealing account of his career and the system in which he worked. Kelly draws a wealth of insight from this singular memoir and goes on to trace the operation of power and influence, exposing how these might be successfully deployed or skillfully diverted by those wishing either to avoid government regulation or to subvert it for their own ends. Ruling the Later Roman Empire presents a fascinating procession of officials, emperors, and local power brokers, winners and losers, mapping their experiences, their conflicting loyalties, their successes, and their failures.

This important book elegantly recaptures the experience of both rulers and ruled under a sophisticated and highly successful system of government.

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Editorial Reviews

Telegraph

The Roman empire created the most remarkable administrative machines of all time. Its men and its workings are the theme of Christopher Kelly's book, compelling and enlightening for all who live under a bureaucracy and wonder how it works, and why it is as it is...Kelly [provides] a general examination of power, influence and money in the administration of the empire. The resonances with our own times are self-evident...Kelly restores the voices of the Roman dead. Here, in the 21st century, we would be wise to listen.
— Michael Bywater

Sunday Telegraph

[A] rich, scholarly and highly informative book.
— Peter Jones

Times Literary Supplement

Kelly sets out to examine how the much extended and professionalized bureaucracy of the Late Roman Empire actually worked...A stimulating and perceptive essay on the presumptions and procedures that informed the government of the Late Empire.
— Fergus Millar

Bryn Mawr Classical Review

This book has been awaited since Kelly's contributions on the subject to the Cambridge Ancient History and Bowersock, Brown and Grabar's guide to late antiquity...Ruling the Later Roman Empire deals chiefly with the administrative and bureaucratic elites of the late empire...[Kelly] searches to find the personal and affective side of Roman bureaucracy, with great success: this is a fundamentally humane book...As one would expect from Kelly's earlier treatments of late Roman bureaucrats, there is much of value here...Kelly's book is destined for much approving citation in the coming years, and deserves it...That Ruling the Later Roman Empire can elicit questions fundamental to understanding the trajectory of Roman history as a whole is testament to its success. Rather than the last word on its subject, the book should be the first on many others.
— Michael Kulikowski

Ecclesiastical History

In Ruling the later Roman Empire Christopher Kelly focuses on late Roman bureaucracy and its influence on the functioning of the empire's government...His view from the "inside" gives a unique insight into the world of late Roman bureaucrats, a world characterized by increasing complexities of the bureaucratic apparatus and an inaccessibility for those from the outside...Kelly is quite successful in his attempt to "capture something of what it was like to rule and to be ruled" in the later Roman Empire. He has skillfully managed to show the human side of late Roman bureaucracy which often seemed so impenetrable. The book will clearly be indispensable for the study of late Roman administration: it has opened up avenues that had not previously been explored.
— Danielle Slootjes

Telegraph - Michael Bywater
The Roman empire created the most remarkable administrative machines of all time. Its men and its workings are the theme of Christopher Kelly's book, compelling and enlightening for all who live under a bureaucracy and wonder how it works, and why it is as it is...Kelly [provides] a general examination of power, influence and money in the administration of the empire. The resonances with our own times are self-evident...Kelly restores the voices of the Roman dead. Here, in the 21st century, we would be wise to listen.
Sunday Telegraph - Peter Jones
[A] rich, scholarly and highly informative book.
Times Literary Supplement - Fergus Millar
Kelly sets out to examine how the much extended and professionalized bureaucracy of the Late Roman Empire actually worked...A stimulating and perceptive essay on the presumptions and procedures that informed the government of the Late Empire.
Bryn Mawr Classical Review - Michael Kulikowski
This book has been awaited since Kelly's contributions on the subject to the Cambridge Ancient History and Bowersock, Brown and Grabar's guide to late antiquity...Ruling the Later Roman Empire deals chiefly with the administrative and bureaucratic elites of the late empire...[Kelly] searches to find the personal and affective side of Roman bureaucracy, with great success: this is a fundamentally humane book...As one would expect from Kelly's earlier treatments of late Roman bureaucrats, there is much of value here...Kelly's book is destined for much approving citation in the coming years, and deserves it...That Ruling the Later Roman Empire can elicit questions fundamental to understanding the trajectory of Roman history as a whole is testament to its success. Rather than the last word on its subject, the book should be the first on many others.
Ecclesiastical History - Danielle Slootjes
In Ruling the later Roman Empire Christopher Kelly focuses on late Roman bureaucracy and its influence on the functioning of the empire's government...His view from the "inside" gives a unique insight into the world of late Roman bureaucrats, a world characterized by increasing complexities of the bureaucratic apparatus and an inaccessibility for those from the outside...Kelly is quite successful in his attempt to "capture something of what it was like to rule and to be ruled" in the later Roman Empire. He has skillfully managed to show the human side of late Roman bureaucracy which often seemed so impenetrable. The book will clearly be indispensable for the study of late Roman administration: it has opened up avenues that had not previously been explored.
Telegraph
The Roman empire created the most remarkable administrative machines of all time. Its men and its workings are the theme of Christopher Kelly's book, compelling and enlightening for all who live under a bureaucracy and wonder how it works, and why it is as it is...Kelly [provides] a general examination of power, influence and money in the administration of the empire. The resonances with our own times are self-evident...Kelly restores the voices of the Roman dead. Here, in the 21st century, we would be wise to listen.
— Michael Bywater
Sunday Telegraph
[A] rich, scholarly and highly informative book.
— Peter Jones
Times Literary Supplement
Kelly sets out to examine how the much extended and professionalized bureaucracy of the Late Roman Empire actually worked...A stimulating and perceptive essay on the presumptions and procedures that informed the government of the Late Empire.
— Fergus Millar
Ecclesiastical History
In Ruling the later Roman Empire Christopher Kelly focuses on late Roman bureaucracy and its influence on the functioning of the empire's government...His view from the "inside" gives a unique insight into the world of late Roman bureaucrats, a world characterized by increasing complexities of the bureaucratic apparatus and an inaccessibility for those from the outside...Kelly is quite successful in his attempt to "capture something of what it was like to rule and to be ruled" in the later Roman Empire. He has skillfully managed to show the human side of late Roman bureaucracy which often seemed so impenetrable. The book will clearly be indispensable for the study of late Roman administration: it has opened up avenues that had not previously been explored.
— Danielle Slootjes
Bryn Mawr Classical Review
This book has been awaited since Kelly's contributions on the subject to the Cambridge Ancient History and Bowersock, Brown and Grabar's guide to late antiquity...Ruling the Later Roman Empire deals chiefly with the administrative and bureaucratic elites of the late empire...[Kelly] searches to find the personal and affective side of Roman bureaucracy, with great success: this is a fundamentally humane book...As one would expect from Kelly's earlier treatments of late Roman bureaucrats, there is much of value here...Kelly's book is destined for much approving citation in the coming years, and deserves it...That Ruling the Later Roman Empire can elicit questions fundamental to understanding the trajectory of Roman history as a whole is testament to its success. Rather than the last word on its subject, the book should be the first on many others.
— Michael Kulikowski
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780674022447
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2006
  • Series: Revealing Antiquity Series , #15
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 354
  • Product dimensions: 0.74 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Kelly is University Lecturer in Classics and Fellow of Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Prologue: First Thoughts

Part I. The Bureaucrat's Tale Introduction: John Lydus: A Man and His Book

1. All the Prefect's Men

2. The Competition for Spoils

Part II. Rulers and Ruled Introduction: Passages from the Principate to Late Antiquity

3. Standing in Line

4. Purchasing Power

5. Autocracy and Bureaucracy

Epilogue: Last Judgments

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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