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Social Conflict in the Age of JustinianIts Nature, Management, and Mediation$
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Peter N. Bell

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199567331

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567331.001.0001

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Social Conflict in the Age of Justinian

Peter N. Bell

Oxford University Press

This chapter begins with a review of the methods used to examine social conflicts in the sixth century. It then outlines the analytical framework used in the study. This is followed by some concluding reflections. The chapter suggests that the empire survived, in increasingly grim times, due to the underlying strengths of the post-Tetrarchic state; the toughness and flexibility of the imperial regime under Justinian; its refusal to act, as under Anastasius and later Justin II, primarily as the agent of the upper classes; and its now militant Christian ideology. Social and urban conflicts are also discussed.

Keywords:   Roman Empire, social conflicts, analytical framework, urban conflict, Justinian, ideology

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