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The Roman Empire, Vol. 2: Essays on the Constitutional History from the Accession of Domitian (81 A. D.) to the Retirement of Nicephorus III. (1081 A. D.) (Classic Reprint) by F W Bussell (Paperback / softback, 2015)
Excerpt from The Roman Empire, Vol. 2: Essays on the Constitutional History From the Accession of Domitian (81 A. D.) To the Retirement of Nicephorus III. (1081 A. D.) 1. Immobility of the Classical State: Reign of Law. 2. The Civil Service and routine. 3. Later decline of Civilian influence (600-800). 4. Civilian pre-eminence in Vth century. 5. The Theodosian academy for officials: function of the Senate. 6. Respect for precedent: autocracy suspicious of itself. 7. The Russian Czardom: its limitations. 8. Efforts to control the lesser agents (450-500): wise influence of senior officials in Senate. 9. Official responsibility: demand for popular control. 10. Public opinion and nationality unkwn: the middle-class and the mercantile interest. 11. Oligarchy under formula of Absolutism: careful training for the Bureaux: State-service the sole career. 12. Venality of office; its excuse: legal fiction of Simony: modern conception: place of profit: failure of monarchical supervision. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.