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Lukas Lemcke

Bridging Center and Periphery

Administrative Communication from Constantine to Justinian

[Brückenschlag zwischen Zentrum und Peripherie. Verwaltungskommunikation von Konstantin bis Justinian.]

2020. Approx. 340 pages.
forthcoming in January
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Lukas Lemcke explores the forms and development of the administrative communication channels that facilitated the official exchange of information in the Later Roman Empire (fourth to sixth century AD). On this basis, he challenges the conventional understanding of the Late Roman administration's structure during this period and presents new findings on the function and the development of the vicariate.
Lukas Lemcke challenges the conventional understanding of the Late Roman administration as a three-tiered system by demonstrating that its hierarchy of communication was distinctly two-tiered. In so doing, he offers a new perspective on the functional and organizational structure of this administrative system and advances our understanding of the vicariate by introducing a new functional dimension and by reassessing its development during the fifth and early sixth centuries. Based on a comprehensive collection of legal, epigraphic and other literary documents to which the concept of »formal communication« is applied, the author explores the forms and development of administrative communication channels that facilitated the official exchange of information from Constantine to Justinian and thus reveals how emperors actively sought to regulate the centripetal and centrifugal flow of official information.
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Lukas Lemcke Born 1990; 2012 BA (Classical Studies) and 2013 MA (Ancient Mediterranean Cultures), University of Waterloo, Canada; 2014–19 PhD studies in Ancient History, University of Cologne.

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