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Author Ando, Clifford, 1969-

Title Imperial ideology and provincial loyalty in the Roman Empire / Clifford Ando
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2000]
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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 494 pages) : illustrations
Series Classics and contemporary thought ; 6
Classics and contemporary thought ; 6
Contents Introduction: Communis Patria -- PART 1. ANCIENT AND MODERN CONTEXTS -- Ideology in the Roman Empire -- The Roman Achievement in Ancient Thought -- PART 2. CONSENSUS AND COMMUNICATION -- The Communicative Actions of the Roman Government -- Consensus in Theory and Practice -- The Creation of Consensus -- Images of Emperor and Empire -- PART 3. FROM IMPERIUM TO PATRIA -- Orbis Terrarum and Orbis Romanus -- The King Is a Body Politick ... for that a Body Politique Never Dieth -- Conclusion: Singulare et Unicum Imperium
Summary This text examines why and how the Roman empire lasted so long. In studying the bureaucracy behind it, the author argues that the longevity of the empire rested not on military power but on a gradually realized consensus that Roman rule was justified
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 413-449) and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Allegiance -- Rome.
Political stability -- Rome.
Roman provinces -- Administration.
Rome -- Cultural policy -- Influence.
Rome -- History -- Empire, 30 B.C.-476 A.D. -- Influence.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 99041499
ISBN 0520923723 (electronic bk.)
0585394598 (electronic bk.)
9780520923720 (electronic bk.)
9780585394596 (electronic bk.)