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Economy and society in the age of Justinian

Author: Peter Sarris
Publisher: Cambridge UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This work represents the first modern study in English of the social and economic history of the Eastern Roman Empire in the reign of the Emperor Justinian. Drawing upon papyrological, numismatic, legal, literary, and archaeological evidence, the study seeks to reconstruct the emergent nature of relations between landowners and peasants, and aristocrats and emperors, in the late antique Eastern Empire. It provides  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Justinian, Emperor of the East; Justinian, Emperor of the East; Justinian, Emperor of the East; Justinianus, keizer van het Byzantijnse Rijk
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Sarris
ISBN: 9780521865432 0521865433 9780521117746 0521117747
OCLC Number: 72519630
Description: viii, 258 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Egypt and the political economy of empire --
The Apion archive: economic structure and estate accounts --
Labour and administration: the evidence of the contractual papyri --
Letters and petitions: social relations in the sixth-century Oxyrhynchite --
The Apiones and their analogues --
On the margins of magnate power: Dioscorus and Aphrodito --
Landscapes of power: the great estate beyond Egypt --
The historiography of the great estate --
The great estate and the imperial authorities --
The rise of the great estate --
Economy and society in the age of Justinian.
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Examines the social and economic context of the reign of the Emperor Justinian (527-65) and argues that, instead of the omnipotent autocrat of much imperial propaganda, there emerges an Emperor  Read more...


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