(0) items

Social Conflict in the Age of Justinian : Its Nature, Management, and Mediation,9780199567331
This item qualifies for

Your order must be $59 or more, you must select US Postal Service Shipping as your shipping preference, and the "Group my items into as few shipments as possible" option when you place your order.

Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace Items, eBooks, Apparel, and DVDs not included.

Social Conflict in the Age of Justinian : Its Nature, Management, and Mediation



Pub. Date:
Oxford University Press

Questions About This Book?

Why should I rent this book?
Renting is easy, fast, and cheap! Renting from can save you hundreds of dollars compared to the cost of new or used books each semester. At the end of the semester, simply ship the book back to us with a free UPS shipping label! No need to worry about selling it back.
How do rental returns work?
Returning books is as easy as possible. As your rental due date approaches, we will email you several courtesy reminders. When you are ready to return, you can print a free UPS shipping label from our website at any time. Then, just return the book to your UPS driver or any staffed UPS location. You can even use the same box we shipped it in!
What version or edition is this?
This is the edition with a publication date of 5/19/2013.
What is included with this book?
  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any CDs, lab manuals, study guides, etc.
  • The Rental copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. You may receive a brand new copy, but typically, only the book itself.


Social Conflict in the Age of Justinian explores a range of often violent conflicts across the whole empire - on the land, in religion, and in sport - during this pivotal period in European history. Drawing on both sociology and social psychology, and on his experience as a senior British Civil Servant dealing with violent political conflicts in Northern Ireland and elsewhere, Bell shows that such conflicts were a basic feature of the overwhelminglyagricultural political economy of the empire. These conflicts were reflected at the ideological level and lead to intense persecution of intellectuals and Pagans as an ever more robust Christian ideological hegemony was established. In challenging the loyalties of all social classes, they also increased the vulnerability of an emperor and his allies.

Author Biography

Peter N. Bell is a Member of Common Room at Wolfson College, Oxford. His interests focus on the social and cultural history of Late Antiquity and its contemporary relevance, as well as on historical theory.

Table of Contents

List of Maps and Illustrations
Part 1: Approach, Methods, Sources
1. Understanding Social Conflict
2. The Analytical Framework
Part 2: Three Case Studies
3. Social Conflict in Countryside and Town
4. Two Empire-wide Conflicts: the Circus Factions and the Christians
Part 3: Ideological Conflicts - Their Management and Mediation
5. Ideological Conflict in the Reign of Justinian I
6. Constructing Legitimacy
7. Hagia Sophia: Ideology in Stone a Case Study
Part 4: Conclusions
8. Conclusions

Please wait while the item is added to your cart...