MODALITÀ DI ACCESSO ED ESERCIZIO DEL POTERE A BISANZIO
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Published: 01 Jun 2016 Journal: Vergentis. Revista de Investigación de la Cátedra Internacional Conjunta Inocencio III, volume 2, issue 1, pages 331-342 (issn: 2445-2394, eissn: 2445-2394, Copyright policy)
Publisher: Cátedra Internacional Conjunta Inocencio III
The ideology of imperial power during the late Byzantine age shows an element of predestination in the choice of the new emperor, above all through rhetoric sources such as enchomiastic speeches. This meant that the criterion of imperial power’s legitimisation was gradually diverted from popular election/acclamation to dynastic succession.
free text keywords: ideology and legitimisation, imperial power, late Byzantine age, lcsh:Law, lcsh:K