Child Emperor Rule in the Late Roman West, AD 367-455

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In this book, McEvoy explodes the myth that the remarkable phenomenon of the late Roman child-emperor reflected mere dynastic sentiment or historical accident. Tracing the course of the frequently tumultuous, but nevertheless lengthy, reigns of young western emperors in the years AD 367-455, she looks at the way in which the sophistication of the Roman system made their accessions and survival possible. The book highlights how these reigns allowed for individual generals to dominate the Roman state and in what manner the ...

Child Emperor Rule in the Late Roman West, AD 367-455 2013, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199664818

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