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Title: Crisis and Wealth in Byzantine Italy
Subtitle: The Libri Pontificales of Rome and Ravenna
Author(s): NEIL, Bronwen
Volume: 82 Date: 2012
Using the Liber Pontificalis and Liber Pontificalis ecclesiae Ravennatis, the official records of the churches of Rome and Ravenna, the author surveys the evidence for episcopal involvement in the many crises that impinged on these two important cities and on Byzantine Italy generally in the fifth and sixth centuries. Six categories of crisis are investigated. By a comparison of the two sources Neil examines the defining differences between Roman and Ravennan approaches to crisis management in Byzantine Italy.