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The role and perception of the civitas in late Roman and Frankish Gaul

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The thesis examines the role and perceptions of Gallic civitates from A.D. 340 to 840. Civitates are those urban centres which were distinguished as imperial administrative capitals and, later, as episcopal sees. The thesis addresses a number of general questions, among which the most fundamental is that of which urban functions were essential to the role and ideal of the civitas. Other questions raised include the importance of romanitas to urban-based functions and features, the relation...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Faculty of Modern History
Publication date:
1990
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
602328471
URN:
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Local pid:
td:602328471

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