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Rome's Christian empress : Galla Placidia rules at the twilight of the empire

Author: Joyce E Salisbury
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Rome's Christian Empress, Joyce E. Salisbury brings the captivating story of Rome's Christian empress to life. The daughter of Roman emperor Theodosius I, Galla Placidia lived at the center of imperial Roman power during the first half of the fifth century. Taken hostage after the fall of Rome to the Goths, she was married to the king and, upon his death, to a Roman general. The rare woman who traveled  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Galla Placidia, Empress; Galla Placidia, Empress; Galla Placidia, Römisches Reich Kaiserin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joyce E Salisbury
ISBN: 9781421417004 1421417006
OCLC Number: 894935624
Description: 236 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: A forgotten empress --
The "most noble" princess : 379-395 --
Orphan princess in Stilicho's shadow : 395-408 --
Held hostage by the Goths : 408-412 --
Queen of the Visigoths : 411-416 --
Wife and mother in Ravenna : 416-424 --
Empress of the Romans : 424-437 --
The Empress mother and her children : 438-455 --
The fall of the Western Empire : 455-476.
Responsibility: Joyce E. Salisbury.
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