9780199567331

Social Conflict in the Age of Justinian Its Nature, Management, and Mediation

  • ISBN 13:

    9780199567331

  • ISBN 10:

    0199567336

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 05/19/2013
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

Social Conflict in the Age of Justinian explores a range of often violent conflicts across the whole empire - on the land, in religion, and in sport - during this pivotal period in European history. Drawing on both sociology and social psychology, and on his experience as a senior British Civil Servant dealing with violent political conflicts in Northern Ireland and elsewhere, Bell shows that such conflicts were a basic feature of the overwhelminglyagricultural political economy of the empire. These conflicts were reflected at the ideological level and lead to intense persecution of intellectuals and Pagans as an ever more robust Christian ideological hegemony was established. In challenging the loyalties of all social classes, they also increased the vulnerability of an emperor and his allies.

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