Banishment in the Later Roman Empire

Banishment in the Later Roman Empire

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This book offers a reconstruction and interpretation of banishment in the final era of a unified Roman Empire, 284-476 CE. Author Daniel Washburn argues that exile was both a penalty and a symbol. It applied to those who committed a misstep or crossed the wrong person; it also stood as a marker of affliction or failure. Like other punishments, it articulated and cemented the power asymmetry between the punisher and the punished. Distinctively, it maneuvered the body… (more)

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Publisher: Routledge (December 07, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 250 pages

File size: 2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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