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The Resource Galla Placidia : the last Roman empress, Hagith Sivan

Galla Placidia : the last Roman empress, Hagith Sivan

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Galla Placidia : the last Roman empress
Title
Galla Placidia
Title remainder
the last Roman empress
Statement of responsibility
Hagith Sivan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The astonishing career of Galla Placidia (c. 390-450) provides valuable reflections on the state of the Roman empire in the fifth century CE. In an age when emperors, like Galla's two brothers, Arcadius (395-408) and Honorius (395-423), and nephew, Theodosius II (408-450), hardly ever ventured beyond the fortified enclosure of their palaces, Galla spent years wandering across Italy, Gaul and Spain first as hostage in the camp of Alaric the Goth, and then as wife of Alaric's successor. In exile at the court of her nephew in Constantinople Galla observed how princesses wield power while vaunting piety. Restored to Italy on the swords of the eastern Roman army, Galla watched the coronation of her son, age six, as the emperor of the western Roman provinces. For a dozen years (425-437) she acted as regent, treading uneasily between rival senatorial factions, ambitious church prelates, and charismatic military leaders. This new biography of Galla is organized according to her changing roles as bride, widow, bereaved mother, queen and empress. It examines her relations with men in power, her achievements as a politician, her skills at establishing power bases and political alliances, and her efficiency at accomplishing her desired goals. Using all the available sources, documents, epigraphy, coinage and the visual arts, and Galla's own letters, Hagith Sivan reconstructs the turning points and highlights of Galla's odd progression from a bloodthirsty princess at Rome to a bride of a barbarian in Gaul, from a manipulative sister and wife of emperors at the imperial court at Ravenna to a beggar at the court of her relatives in Constantinople, and from a devious regent of the western Roman empire to a collaborator of popes in Rome." --
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1949-
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Sivan, Hagith
Dewey number
  • 937/.09092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Women in antiquity
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Galla Placidia
  • Galla Placidia
  • Germanic Invasions of Rome (3rd-6th centuries)
  • Empresses
  • Empresses
  • Rome
  • Rome
  • Rome (Empire)
Label
Galla Placidia : the last Roman empress, Hagith Sivan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [201]-217) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Wedding in Gaul (414) -- Funerals in Barcelona (414-416) -- Making of an empress (417-425) -- Restoration and rehabilitation (425-431) -- Bride, a book, and a pope (437-438) -- Between Rome and Ravenna (438-450)
Control code
1822798
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 224 pages
Isbn
9780195379136
Lccn
2010041076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780195379136
  • (OCoLC)666878052
Label
Galla Placidia : the last Roman empress, Hagith Sivan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [201]-217) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Wedding in Gaul (414) -- Funerals in Barcelona (414-416) -- Making of an empress (417-425) -- Restoration and rehabilitation (425-431) -- Bride, a book, and a pope (437-438) -- Between Rome and Ravenna (438-450)
Control code
1822798
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 224 pages
Isbn
9780195379136
Lccn
2010041076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780195379136
  • (OCoLC)666878052

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