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The Resource Imperial ideals in the Roman West : representation, circulation, power, Carlos F. Noreña

Imperial ideals in the Roman West : representation, circulation, power, Carlos F. Noreña

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Imperial ideals in the Roman West : representation, circulation, power
Title
Imperial ideals in the Roman West
Title remainder
representation, circulation, power
Statement of responsibility
Carlos F. Noreña
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book examines the figure of the Roman emperor as a unifying symbol for the Western Empire. It documents an extensive correspondence between the ideals cited in honorific inscriptions for the emperor erected across the Western Empire and those advertised on imperial coins minted at Rome. This reveals that the dissemination of specific imperial ideals was more pervasive than previously thought, and indicates a high degree of ideological unification amongst the aristocracies of the Western provinces. The widespread circulation of a particular set of imperial ideals, and the particular form of ideological unification that this brought about, not only reinforced the power of the Roman imperial state, but also increased the authority of local aristocrats, thereby facilitating a general convergence of social power that defined the High Roman Empire"--
  • "The Roman empire, like all empires, may be seen as a particular configuration of power. Controlled by an interlinked set of central institutions and layered aristocracies, this configuration of power reached its widest extent, deepest penetration, and greatest stability between the late first century BC and early third century AD. One feature of this 250-year period that distinguishes it from the previous two and a half centuries, when the Roman state was creating its overseas empire, was the existence of a single, empire-wide ruler, the emperor, who functioned in part as a unifying symbol for the far-flung territories and widely scattered inhabitants of the Roman world. There were no symbols of comparable resonance under the Republic"--
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Noreña, Carlos F
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Emperors
  • Political culture
  • Imperialism
  • Ideals (Philosophy)
  • Signs and symbols
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Inscriptions, Latin
  • Coins, Roman
  • Rome
  • Rome
Label
Imperial ideals in the Roman West : representation, circulation, power, Carlos F. Noreña
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. 1. Representation -- Values and virtues : the ethical profile of the emperor -- The benefits of empire and monarchy -- pt. 2. Circulation -- The diffusion of imperial ideals in time and space -- Central communication and local response -- pt. 3. Power -- Ideological unification and social power in the Roman west -- Appendices 1-15
Control code
690090139
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 456 pages
Isbn
9781107005082
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011008366
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Imperial ideals in the Roman West : representation, circulation, power, Carlos F. Noreña
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. 1. Representation -- Values and virtues : the ethical profile of the emperor -- The benefits of empire and monarchy -- pt. 2. Circulation -- The diffusion of imperial ideals in time and space -- Central communication and local response -- pt. 3. Power -- Ideological unification and social power in the Roman west -- Appendices 1-15
Control code
690090139
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 456 pages
Isbn
9781107005082
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011008366
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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