The Cambridge Ancient History: Volume 12, The Crisis of Empire, AD 193-337

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Alan Bowman, Peter Garnsey, Averil Cameron
Cambridge University Press, Sep 8, 2005 - History - 965 pages
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This volume covers the history of the Roman Empire from the accession of Septimius Severus in AD 193 to the death of Constantine in AD 337. This period was one of the most critical in the history of the Mediterranean world. It begins with the establishment of the Severan dynasty as a result of civil war. From AD 235 this period of relative stability was followed by half a century of short reigns of short-lived emperors and a number of military attacks on the eastern and northern frontiers of the empire. This was followed by the First Tetrarchy (AD 284-305), a period of collegial rule in which Diocletian, with his colleague Maximian and two junior Caesars (Constantius and Galerius), restabilised the empire. The period ends with the reign of the first Christian emperor, Constantine, who defeated Licinius and established a dynasty which lasted for thirty-five years.
  

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Contents

Maximinus to Diocletian and the crisis
28
Diocletian and the first tetrarchy A D 284305
67
The army
110
The emperor and his administration
131
6b The age of the Severans
137
6c The government and administration of the empire in
156
from
170
ja High classical law
184
The Sassanians
461
Armenia and the eastern marches
481
The Arabs and the desert peoples
498
RELIGION CULTURE AND SOCIETY
521
jb The individual and the gods
538
vjc Public religion
553
iSa Christianity A D 70192
573
iSb Thirdcentury Christianity
589

jb Epiclassical law
200
Provinces and frontiers
212
Developments in provincial and local administration
269
Egypt from Septimius Severus to the death of Constantine
313
the states point of view A D 193337
327
Coinage society and economy
393
The Germanic peoples and Germanic society
440
Art and architecture A D 193337
672
Conclusion
702
Frontier deployment A D 193337
724
Stemmata
768
Bibliography
786
Index
900
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Peter Garnsey is Professor of the History of Classical Antiquity at the University of Cambridge. His previous publications include Food and Society in Classical Antiquity (0521641829) and The Evolution of the Late Antique World (with Caroline Humfress) (Orchard Academic, 2001).

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