Politics and Tradition Between Rome, Ravenna and Constantinople Paperback

A Study of Cassiodorus and the Variae, 527-554

by M. Shane Bjornlie;


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Politics and Tradition Between Rome, Ravenna and Constantinople

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The Variae of Cassiodorus have long been valued as an epistolary collection offering a window into political and cultural life in a so-called barbarian successor state in sixth-century Italy. However, this study is the first to treat them as more than an assemblage of individual case studies and to analyse the collection's wider historical context. M. Shane Bjornlie highlights the insights the Variae provide into early medieval political, ecclesiastical, fiscal and legal affairs and the influence of the political and military turbulence of Justinian's reconquest of Italy and of political and cultural exchanges between Italy and Constantinople. The book also explores how Cassiodorus revised, updated and assembled the Variae for publication and what this reveals about his motives for publishing an epistolary record and for his own political life at a crucial period of transformation for the Roman world.

Politics and Tradition Between Rome, Ravenna and Constantinople by M. Shane Bjornlie was published by Cambridge University Press in October 2015. The ISBN for Politics and Tradition Between Rome, Ravenna and Constantinople is 9781107529311.

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Page last updated 19th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherCambridge University Press (October 2015)
Weight520g
Number of Pages386
Thickness20 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9781107529311
ISBN-10110752931X
Product Code4339894
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