The collective volume
Gaining and Losing Imperial Favour in Late Antiquity: Representation and Reality, edited by Kamil Cyprian Choda, Maurits Sterk de Leeuw, and Fabian Schulz, offers new insights into the political culture of the Roman Empire in the 4th and 5th centuries A.D., where the emperor’s favour was paramount. The papers examine how people gained, maintained, or lost imperial favour. They approach this theme by studying processes of interpersonal influence and competition through the lens of modern sociological models. Taking into account both political reality and literary representation, this volume will have much to offer for students of late-antique history and/or literature as well as for those interested in the politics of pre-modern monarchical states.
Kamil Cyprian Choda is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Ancient History at the University of Tübingen. He is investigating how 5th-century Christian historiography represents the influence exercised on the emperors by churchmen.
Maurits Sterk de Leeuw is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Ancient History at the University of Tübingen. He is preparing a thesis on the political role of monks in late-antique Constantinople.
Fabian Schulz, Ph.D. (2010), is a Classicist and Ancient Historian, who after working at the Free University of Berlin and the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, joined the University of Tübingen as a senior researcher.
Contributors are: Kamil Cyprian Choda, Vedran Bileta, Regina Fichera, Martijn Icks, Isabelle Künzer, Maurits Sterk de Leeuw, Bruno Marien, Christian Rollinger, Fabian Schulz.
Students and scholars of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and Byzantium, as well as academics who study courts diachronically or from a sociological point of view.