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Power, the episcopacy and elite culture in the post-Roman Rhone Valley

@inproceedings{Dodd2007PowerTE,
  title={Power, the episcopacy and elite culture in the post-Roman Rhone Valley},
  author={Leslie Dodd},
  year={2007}
}
This thesis discusses a number of issues related to the relationship between Gallo-Roman aristocrats and political power in Gaul during the fifth and sixth centuries. The first chapter opens with a discussion of classical literary culture and its role in defining and maintaining elite status in the later Roman empire while the second discusses epistolary literature specifically and the function of letter-writing in the period when Roman political power was fading and barbarian authority was… 
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