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The Later Roman Empire

AD 284–430

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$34.50 • £27.95 • €31.00

ISBN 9780674511941

Publication Date: 10/04/1993


256 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

5 maps, 13 halftones

North America only

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  • List of Illustrations*
  • Maps
  • I. Introduction: The Third-Century Background
  • II. The Sources
  • III. The New Empire: Diocletian
  • IV: The New Empire: Constantine
  • V. Church and State: The Legacy of Constantine
  • VI. The Reign of Julian
  • VII. The Late Roman State: Constantius to Theodosius
  • VIII. Late Roman Economy and Society
  • IX. Military Affairs, Barbarians and the Late Roman Army
  • X. Culture in the Late Fourth Century
  • XI. Constantinople and the East
  • XII. Conclusion
  • Date Chart
  • List of Emperors
  • Primary Sources
  • Further Reading
  • Index
  • * Illustrations
    • 1. Notitia Dignitatum, insignia of dux Arabiae.
    • 2. Head of colossal statue of Constantine, Rome, Palazzo dei Conservatori.
    • 3. Arch of Constantine, Rome, AD 315.
    • 4. Largitio dish, silver, with the name of the Emperor Licinius.
    • 5. Greek dedication to Constantius II and a Caesar (name missing), by Eros Monaxius, governor of Caria, ? AD 355–60, Aphrodisias.
    • 6. Sarcophagus with scenes from the story of Jonah.
    • 7. S. Maria Maggiore, interior.
    • 8. Head of Socrates, from mosaic floor showing Socrates and six sages, Apamea, Syria.
    • 9. Chair ornament in the form of a City Tyche, Esquiline Treasure.
    • 10. Villa mosaic, Tabarka, North Africa.
    • 11. Leaf of ivory diptych apparently showing the consecratio of an emperor, perhaps Julian, though the monogram at the top may refer to the Symmachi family.
    • 13. Head of youthful beardless Christ (labelled Cristus), from gold-glass bowl.

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