Authority in Byzantine Provincial Society, 950-1100 available in Hardcover
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- Cambridge University Press
Acting essentially to maintain power and collect taxes, the emperors of the Byzantine Empire (ca. 950-1100) did not attempt to govern provincial society. As a result, provincial households took advantage of this situation by competing for local control over each other whenever they could. This book describes the power-holders in the central provinces in a detailed comparison of the provincial strength of the imperial government and the mechanics of local authority.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.63(d)|
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Table of ContentsIntroduction; 1. Imperial administration and Byzantine political culture; 2. Activities of the imperial administration; 3. Provincial households; 4. Provincial households and the imperial administration; 5. Regulation of provincial society; 6. Contention and authority; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.