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Authority in Byzantine Provincial Society, 950-1100

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ISBN-10: 0521838657

ISBN-13: 9780521838658

Edition: 2004

Authors: Leonora Neville

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Description:

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.
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Book details

List price: $113.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/19/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Leonora Neville holds the John W. and Jeanne M. Rowe Professorship in Byzantine History at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and is the author of Authority in Byzantine Provincial Society: 950-1100 (2004).

Introduction
Imperial administration and Byzantine political culture
Activities of the imperial administration
Provincial households
Provincial households and the imperial administration
Regulation of provincial society
Contention and authority
Conclusions