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The Resource Rome's Christian empress : Galla Placidia rules at the twilight of the empire, Joyce E. Salisbury

Rome's Christian empress : Galla Placidia rules at the twilight of the empire, Joyce E. Salisbury

Label
Rome's Christian empress : Galla Placidia rules at the twilight of the empire
Title
Rome's Christian empress
Title remainder
Galla Placidia rules at the twilight of the empire
Statement of responsibility
Joyce E. Salisbury
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Rome's Christian Empress, Joyce E. Salisbury brings the captivating story of Rome's Christian empress to life. The daughter of Roman emperor Theodosius I, Galla Placidia lived at the center of imperial Roman power during the first half of the fifth century. Taken hostage after the fall of Rome to the Goths, she was married to the king and, upon his death, to a Roman general. The rare woman who traveled throughout Italy, Gaul, and Spain, she eventually returned to Rome, where her young son was crowned as the emperor of the western Roman provinces. Placidia served as his regent, ruling the Roman Empire and the provinces for twenty years. Salisbury restores this influential, too-often forgotten woman to the center stage of this crucial period. Describing Galla Placidia's life from childhood to death while detailing the political and military developments that influenced her--and that she influenced in turn--the book relies on religious and political sources to weave together a narrative that combines social, cultural, political, and theological history. The Roman world changed dramatically during Placidia's rule: the Empire became Christian, barbarian tribes settled throughout the West, and Rome began its unmistakable decline. But during her long reign, Placidia wielded formidable power. She fended off violent invaders and usurpers who challenged her Theodosian dynasty; presided over the dawn of the Catholic Church as theological controversies split the faithful and church practices and holidays were established; and spent fortunes building churches and mosaics that incorporated prominent images of herself and her family. Compulsively readable, Rome's Christian Empress is the first full-length work to give this fascinating and complex ruler her due"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Salisbury, Joyce E
Dewey number
  • 937/.09092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
DG338
LC item number
.S35 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Galla Placidia
  • Empresses
  • Regents
  • Christian biography
  • Women
  • Social change
  • Rome
  • Rome
  • Rome
  • Galla Placidia
  • Germanic Invasions of Rome (3rd-6th centuries)
  • HISTORY / Ancient / General
  • RELIGION / General
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Ancient & Classical
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
  • Christian biography
  • Empresses
  • Regents
  • Social change
  • Women
  • Rome (Empire)
Label
Rome's Christian empress : Galla Placidia rules at the twilight of the empire, Joyce E. Salisbury
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-226) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: A Forgotten Empress -- The "Most Noble" Princess: 379-395 -- Orphan Princess in Stilicho's Shadow: 395-408 -- Held Hostage by the Goths: 408-412 -- Queen of the Visigoths: 411-416 -- Wife and Mother in Ravenna: 416-424 -- Empress of the Romans: 242-437 -- The Empress Mother and Her Children: 438-455 -- Epilogue: The Fall of the Western Empire: 455-476
Control code
894935624
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9781421417004
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014035089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)894935624
Label
Rome's Christian empress : Galla Placidia rules at the twilight of the empire, Joyce E. Salisbury
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-226) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: A Forgotten Empress -- The "Most Noble" Princess: 379-395 -- Orphan Princess in Stilicho's Shadow: 395-408 -- Held Hostage by the Goths: 408-412 -- Queen of the Visigoths: 411-416 -- Wife and Mother in Ravenna: 416-424 -- Empress of the Romans: 242-437 -- The Empress Mother and Her Children: 438-455 -- Epilogue: The Fall of the Western Empire: 455-476
Control code
894935624
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9781421417004
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014035089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)894935624

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