Authority in Byzantine Provincial Society, 950-1100

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Cambridge University Press, Aug 19, 2004 - History - 210 pages
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The emperors of the Byzantine Empire ca. 950 1100 acted to maintain power and collect taxes, but did not attempt to govern provincial society. Whenever the imperial government was not paying attention, provincial households competed for control over each other. This book describes the power-holders in the central provinces and gives the first detailed examination of the provincia l strength of the imperial government and the mechanics of local authority during this period. It provides a new model for the organisation of provincial society.
 

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Contents

Imperial administration and Byantine
1
Activities of the imperial administration
59
Provincial households
66
Provincial households and the imperial
99
Provincial households and the imperial administtation 99
118
Regulation of provincial society
121
Contention and authority
136
Contention and aurhority
147
Conclusions
165
Bibliogntphy
181
Index
205
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Professor Leonora Neville is Professor of History at the Catholic University of America, Washington DC. She has written various articles on Byzantine bureaucracy. She has held the Bliss Prize Fellowship.

Professor Leonora Neville is Professor of History at the Catholic University of America, Washington DC. She has written various articles on Byzantine bureaucracy. She has held the Bliss Prize Fellowship.

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