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The Resource Envoys and political communication in the late antique West, 411-533, Andrew Gillett, (electronic resource)

Envoys and political communication in the late antique West, 411-533, Andrew Gillett, (electronic resource)

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Envoys and political communication in the late antique West, 411-533
Title
Envoys and political communication in the late antique West, 411-533
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Gillett
Title variation
Envoys & Political Communication in the Late Antique West, 411–533
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Warfare and dislocation are obvious features of the break-up of the late Roman West, but this crucial period of change was characterized also by communication and diplomacy. The great events of the late antique West were determined by the quieter labours of countless envoys, who travelled between emperors, kings, generals, high officials, bishops, provincial councils, and cities. This book examines the role of envoys in the period from the establishment of the first 'barbarian kingdoms' in the West, to the eve of Justinian's wars of re-conquest. It shows how ongoing practices of Roman imperial administration shaped new patterns of political interaction in the novel context of the earliest medieval states. Close analysis of sources with special interest in embassies offers insight into a variety of genres: chronicles, panegyrics, hagiographies, letters and epitaph. This study makes a significant contribution to the developing field of ancient and medieval communications.--
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Gillett, Andrew
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge studies in medieval life and thought
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
Series volume
4th ser., 55
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  • Diplomacy
  • Europe
  • Europe
Label
Envoys and political communication in the late antique West, 411-533, Andrew Gillett, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511496318
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Gallaecian provincials and imperial and royal authorities
  • Sueves and external affairs
  • Vandal diplomacy
  • Multiple embassies
  • A model of political communication in the barbarian kingdoms
  • The Hero as Envoy: Sidonius Apollinaris' Panegyric on Avitus
  • The circumstances of the Panegyric
  • Panegyric and propaganda
  • Themes and plot of Panegyric
  • The portrayal of the envoy
  • Embassies and Political Communication in the Post-Imperial West
  • The Saint as Envoy: Fifth- and Sixth-Century Latin Bishops' Lives
  • The embassy of Pope Leo I to Attila
  • 'The hero worn out by his labours': Constantius, Life of Germanus of Auxerre
  • The Lives of Orientius of Auch and Vivianus of Saintes
  • Orientius of Auch
  • Vivianus of Saintes
  • 'Author of concord': Ennodius, Life of Epiphanius of Pavia
  • Cassiodorus and Senarius
  • Diplomatic correspondence in the Variae of Cassiodorus
  • Senarius, 'Ceaseless wayfarer of the world'
  • The framework and conventions of embassies in the classical world
  • Negotium Agendum
  • Prescriptive accounts of receptions
  • De ceremoniis aulae Byzantinae
  • Pope Hormisdas, Indiculi
  • Descriptive accounts: personnel and protocol
  • Selection
  • Accommodation and transportation
  • Patrons, friends, and lovers
  • Stages of reception, audience, and departure
  • Court personnel
  • Classical Greece
  • Ceremonial
  • Ius gentium
  • Justinian's wars and after
  • Republican and imperial Rome
  • Contemporary perspectives
  • The Provincial View of Hydatius
  • Hydatius and embassies
  • Patterns of contact
Control code
CR9780511496318
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 335 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521096386
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)252482632
Label
Envoys and political communication in the late antique West, 411-533, Andrew Gillett, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511496318
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Gallaecian provincials and imperial and royal authorities
  • Sueves and external affairs
  • Vandal diplomacy
  • Multiple embassies
  • A model of political communication in the barbarian kingdoms
  • The Hero as Envoy: Sidonius Apollinaris' Panegyric on Avitus
  • The circumstances of the Panegyric
  • Panegyric and propaganda
  • Themes and plot of Panegyric
  • The portrayal of the envoy
  • Embassies and Political Communication in the Post-Imperial West
  • The Saint as Envoy: Fifth- and Sixth-Century Latin Bishops' Lives
  • The embassy of Pope Leo I to Attila
  • 'The hero worn out by his labours': Constantius, Life of Germanus of Auxerre
  • The Lives of Orientius of Auch and Vivianus of Saintes
  • Orientius of Auch
  • Vivianus of Saintes
  • 'Author of concord': Ennodius, Life of Epiphanius of Pavia
  • Cassiodorus and Senarius
  • Diplomatic correspondence in the Variae of Cassiodorus
  • Senarius, 'Ceaseless wayfarer of the world'
  • The framework and conventions of embassies in the classical world
  • Negotium Agendum
  • Prescriptive accounts of receptions
  • De ceremoniis aulae Byzantinae
  • Pope Hormisdas, Indiculi
  • Descriptive accounts: personnel and protocol
  • Selection
  • Accommodation and transportation
  • Patrons, friends, and lovers
  • Stages of reception, audience, and departure
  • Court personnel
  • Classical Greece
  • Ceremonial
  • Ius gentium
  • Justinian's wars and after
  • Republican and imperial Rome
  • Contemporary perspectives
  • The Provincial View of Hydatius
  • Hydatius and embassies
  • Patterns of contact
Control code
CR9780511496318
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 335 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521096386
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)252482632

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