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Roman Political Culture: Seven Studies of the Senate and City Councils of Italy from the First to the Sixth Century AD

Laurens E. Tacoma

Abstract

This book offers an analysis of Roman political culture in Italy from the first to the sixth century AD on the basis of seven case studies. Its main contention is that, during the period in which Italy was subject to single rule, Italy’s political culture had a specific form. It was the product of the continued existence of two traditional political institutions: the senate in the city of Rome and the local city councils in the rest of Italy. Under single rule, the position of both institutions was increasingly weakened and they became part of a much wider institutional landscape. Nevertheless ... More

Keywords: politics, political culture, political institutions, senate, city councils, elites, Roman Italy, Ostrogothic kingdom, bounded rationality, path dependency

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198850809
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198850809.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Laurens E. Tacoma, author
Lecturer in Ancient History, Leiden University