By A. D. Lee
Among the deaths of the Emperors Julian (363) and Justinian (565), the Roman Empire underwent momentous adjustments. most glaringly, keep an eye on of the west was once misplaced to barbarian teams in the course of the 5th century, and even though elements have been recovered by way of Justinian, the empire's centre of gravity shifted irrevocably to the east, with its point of interest now the town of Constantinople. both vital used to be the expanding dominance of Christianity not just in spiritual lifestyles, but additionally in politics, society and tradition. Doug Lee charts those and different major advancements which contributed to the transformation of historic Rome and its empire into Byzantium and the early medieval west. by means of emphasising the resilience of the east in the course of overdue antiquity and the continued power of city lifestyles and the economic system, this quantity deals an alternate standpoint to the conventional paradigm of decline and fall.
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Hunter, Marriage, Celibacy and Heresy in Ancient Christianity: The Jovinianist Controversy, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. 1186 02 pages 001-338:From Rome to Byzantium 12 11/12/12 10:52 Page 12 The Constantinian inheritance cultural expressions unrelated to classical literature, but drawing instead on different indigenous traditions and languages. Since access to ‘high culture’ depended on education, and education in the Roman world depended on wealth, high culture was necessarily the almost exclusive preserve of the elite and the very badge of their superiority.
As noted by Matthews, Ammianus, 190–1, and argued more fully by R. M. Errington, Roman Imperial Policy from Julian to Theodosius, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2006. 7. For detailed discussions, see Matthews, Ammianus, 191–203, and Lenski, Valens, 68–115. 8. Cf. the way in which the orator Themistius tried to strengthen Jovian’s acceptability by hailing him as a (metaphorical) Constantine (Or. 70d). 9 He was also able to exploit the discontent which had already been generated by Valens’ vigorous pursuit of tax debts; imperial finances were undoubtedly in desperate need of additional funds in the aftermath of the failed Persian expedition, but Valens’ officials alienated many by ‘exacting penalties four-fold from innocent and guilty alike and hunting out debts as far back as the time of the Emperor Aurelian [270–5]’ (Amm.
How would Julian’s successors respond to the challenges which they inherited? 1 This was a testing transitional situation of a kind which the Roman empire had not encountered for many decades, exacerbated by the fact that, unlike Alexander, Julian had not succeeded in conquering Persia. Decisions about a new emperor had therefore to be made without the aid of any recent precedent and under the highly pressurised circumstances of an increasingly difficult military retreat from deep within enemy territory.