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Michael Wood's Belle de jour (BFI Film Classics) PDF

By Michael Wood

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Even in the worst of crises [when an emperor was killed in battle] the state was hardly shaken . . The state’s fiscal and administrative machinery was kept running with barely a murmur of unease . . Institutional The Emperor in the Republic 35 stability of this sort was deeply rooted, and the state and its apparatus were embedded in the social-political order. ”6 Byzantium certainly had institutional stability, and we will see that it too had an abstracted sense not so much of a state as of a republic, the republic of the Romans.

98 This is another personal view that should also not be (and has not been) made the basis for modern periodization. When scholars assert that “Rome remained a res publica even under the monarchy in name if not in fact,” 99 they are making a distinction that is based on a moral-political view of Roman history. ” But why should their outlook be decisive? The vast majority of other Romans, including the Byzantines, held that they too had a res publica insofar as (a) the legitimacy of their government was ultimately based in its accountability to the people, who were its true foundation (Cicero’s res populi); (b) their society was based on law (his iuris consensus); and (c) they were not a random aggregate of peoples but a nation with common values (his utilitatis communione sociatus).

If this fiction bears any 36 The Byzantine Republic relation to actual medieval polities, it has little or none to Byzantium. ” While there is no universally agreed-upon defi nition of the state among political scientists, some premodern historians offer general definitions that reflect conventional uses of the term. ” She argues, moreover, that “if one were to deny statehood on this definition to medieval kingdoms or lesser lordships in general . . on grounds of fluidity etc. ”9 Haldon is exceptional among Byzantinists in that he often defines the concept of the state before using it.

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