New PDF release: Politics and Tradition Between Rome, Ravenna and

By M. Shane Bjornlie

The Variae of Cassiodorus have lengthy been valued as an epistolary assortment supplying a window into political and cultural existence in a so-called barbarian successor nation in sixth-century Italy. in spite of the fact that, this learn is the 1st to regard them as greater than an assemblage of person case experiences and to examine the collection's wider ancient context. M. Shane Bjornlie highlights the insights the Variae supply into early medieval political, ecclesiastical, economic and felony affairs and the impact of the political and army turbulence of Justinian's reconquest of Italy and of political and cultural exchanges among Italy and Constantinople. The e-book additionally explores how Cassiodorus revised, up to date and assembled the Variae for ebook and what this unearths approximately his causes for publishing an epistolary checklist and for his personal political existence at a very important interval of transformation for the Roman world.

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