The dynamics of imperial government: collegiality and regionalism

Caillan Davenport

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This chapter discusses the evolution in the governance of the Roman empire during the reigns of the sons of Constantine. It offers an analysis of the changing nature of the empire in the mid-fourth century, paying particular attention to the consolidation of regionalist trends under Constantine’s sons and the accommodation of these changes in the context of a collegiate system of imperial rule. The impact of these changes is assessed primarily in relation to those roles that were central to the empire’s governance, for example, the transformations affecting the praetorian prefecture in the Constantinian empire, and the chapter presents an analysis of the impact of these changes on the careers of a select number of high-ranking individuals serving in the administrations of the sons.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe sons of Constantine, AD 337-361
Subtitle of host publicationin the shadows of Constantine and Julian
EditorsNicholas Baker-Brian, Shaun Tougher
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages32
ISBN (Electronic)9783030398989
ISBN (Print)9783030398972
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameNew Approaches to Byzantine History and Culture
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan


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