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Usurpation and the construction of legitimacy in imperial panegyric, 289-389

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This thesis is an attempt to address the surprising lack of study into the question of usurpation in late antiquity. During a period defined by a textual corpus (289-389), the thesis looks at how usurpers and usurpation were presented in the panegyrics delivered to emperors and their courts. That usurpation features very heavily in this corpus should tell us something in itself, but it is a feature of these texts which has hardly been observed. The thesis shows how the panegyrics employ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Oxford college:
St John's College
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HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
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Arts and Humanities Research Council
Funding agency for:
Omissi, A
Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
English
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2013-10-16

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