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Cultural Change and Imperial Administration

The Middle Danube Provinces of the Roman Empire


Robert L. Dise

During the last fifty years, scholars have devoted considerable effort to studying the social and economic evolution of the provinces of the Roman empire, but very little has been done to illuminate the institutional history of the apparatus of provincial administration, or to explain why that apparatus evolved the way it did. This study fills the void. Focusing on the provinces of Noricum, Pannonia, and Moesia superior, it is the first systematic examination of the emergence of the apparatus of Roman provincial administration, and presents compelling evidence that this apparatus evolved in direct response to social, economic, and cultural change.
Contents: An analysis of Roman provincial administration and the process of romanization - Details of the spread of romanization on the middle Danube and the growth of administration in response.