Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 10 : History and Culture of Byzantium

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5.1. Central civil institutions
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A. Introduction

A great many central civil institutions are known from Late Antiquity, and the most important of them are described systematically here. It may seem that the system can be deduced from the Notitia dignitatum (a disjointed survey of the Roman tradition that may have been edited around 425, but contains earlier and often contentious material) [19], but this can lead to misconceptions. At no …

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Leppin, Hartmut, “5.1. Central civil institutions”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 10 : History and Culture of Byzantium, English edition by John N. Dillon; Translated by Duncan A. Smart (2019). Original German-language edition: Byzanz: Historisch-kulturwissenschaftliches Handbuch. Herausgegeben von Falko Daim. Serie: Der Neue Pauly – Supplemente, 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester, Jörg Rüpke und Helmuth Schneider, Band 11. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2016). Consulted online on 22 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps10_COM_200764>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 20190610



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