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By Pamela Armstrong

ISBN-10: 140943608X

ISBN-13: 9781409436089

Authority is a vital inspiration in Byzantine tradition whose myriad modes of implementation helped continue the life of the Byzantine kingdom throughout such a lot of centuries, binding jointly humans from assorted ethnic teams, in several spheres of lifestyles and actions. even supposing its value to figuring out the Byzantine international is so valuable, it's still imperfectly understood. the current quantity brings jointly a world solid of students to discover this idea. The contributions are divided into 9 sections concentrating on diverse facets of authority: the imperial authority of the kingdom, the way it was once transmitted from the head down, from Constantinople to provincial cities, the way it handled marginal felony matters or sturdy scientific perform; authority available in the market position, even if at once bearing on over the counter concerns resembling coinage, weights and measures, or the broader issues of the actions of overseas investors; authority within the church, equivalent to the level to which ecclesiastical authority was once inherent, or how constructs of spiritual authority ordered kinfolk existence; the authority of data printed via imperial patronage or divine knowledge; the authority of textual content, although its conformity with historic traditions, during the Holy scriptures and during the authenticity of historical past; showing authority via photographs of the emperor or the Divine. the ultimate part attracts on own event of 3 nice ’authorities’ inside of Byzantine reviews: Ostrogorsky, Beck and Browning.

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