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Imperial ideals in the Roman West : representation, circulation, power

Author: Carlos F Noreña
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
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"This book examines the figure of the Roman emperor as a unifying symbol for the Western Empire. It documents an extensive correspondence between the ideals cited in honorific inscriptions for the emperor erected across the Western Empire and those advertised on imperial coins minted at Rome. This reveals that the dissemination of specific imperial ideals was more pervasive than previously thought, and indicates a
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carlos F Noreña
ISBN: 9781107005082 1107005086
OCLC Number: 690090139
Description: xxii, 456 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Representation --
Values and virtues : the ethical profile of the emperor --
The benefits of empire and monarchy --
pt. 2. Circulation --
The diffusion of imperial ideals in time and space --
Central communication and local response --
pt. 3. Power --
Ideological unification and social power in the Roman west --
Appendices 1-15.
Responsibility: Carlos F. Noreña.
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This book shows how the circulation of ideals associated with the Roman emperor generated ideological unification among aristocracies and reinforced Roman power.  Read more...

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'Norena's work provides the readership with ample material for further discussion of the same topic in the East and in Late Antiquity.' Arctos

 
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