East and West in the Roman Empire of the fourth century : an end to unity? / edited by Roald Dijkstra, Sanne van Poppel, Daniëlle Slootjes.

Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2015]
Radboud studies in humanities ; 5.
Radboud Studies in Humanities ; 5
ix, 183 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Rome -- History -- Empire, 284-476.
Rome -- Kings and rulers.
Monarchy -- Rome -- History.
Emperors -- Rome -- History.
Rome -- Politics and government -- 284-476.
Rome -- Religion.
Christianity and politics -- Rome -- History.
Social change -- Rome -- History.
Christianity and politics.
Kings and rulers.
Politics and government.
Social change.
Rome (Empire).
Contributions in English, German, and French.
"East and West in the Roman Empire of the Fourth Century examines the (dis)unity of the Roman Empire in the fourth century from different angles, in order to offer a broad perspective on the topic and avoid an overvaluation of the political division of the empire in 395. After a methodological key-paper on the concepts of unity, the other contributors elaborate on these notions from various geo-political perspectives: the role of the army and taxation, geographical perspectives, the unity of the Church and the perception of the Divisio Regni of 364. Four case-studies follow, illuminating the role of concordia apostolorum, antique sports, eunuchs and the poet Prudentius on the late antique view of the Empire. Despite developments to the contrary, it appears that the Roman Empire remained (to be viewed as) a unity in all strata of society. Contributors to this volume are Jan Willem Drijvers, Christian Gnilka, Hervé Inglebert, Gitte Lønstrup Dal Santo, David Potter, Sofie Remijsen, Josef Rist, Shaun Tougher and Giusto Traina"-- Provided by publisher.
Introduction / Roald Dijkstra, Sanne van Poppel and Danielle Slootjes
PART I. GEO-POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS. Les discours de l'unite romaine au quartieme siecle / Herve Inglebert
Measuring the power of the Roman Empire / David Potter
Mapping the new empire : a geographical look at the fourth century / Giusto Traina
Die Synode von Serdika 343 : Das Scheitern eines ökumenischen Konzils und seine Folgen fur die Einheit der Reichskirche / Josef Rist
The divisio regni of 364 : the end of unity? / Jan Willem Drijvers
PART II. UNITY IN THE FOURTH CENTURY : FOUR CASE-STUDIES. Concordia apostolorum, concordia augustorum : building a corporate image for the Theodosian dynasty / Gitte Lønstrup Dal Santo
Looking at athletics in the fourth century : the unification of the spectacle landscape in East and West / Sofie Remijsen
Eunuchs in the East, men in the West? : dis/unity, gender and orientalism in the fourth century / Shaun Tougher
Kaiser, Rom und Reich bei Prudentius / Christian Gnilka.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Alumni and Friends Memorial Book Fund.
Dijkstra, Roald, 1985- editor.
Poppel, Sanne van, editor.
Slootjes, Daniëlle, editor.
Alumni and Friends Memorial Book Fund.
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