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Title: The administration of Roman Asia from the first century BC to the third century AD and a comparison with Osmanli government
Author: Erdemir, H.
Awarding Body: University of Wales Swansea
Current Institution: Swansea University
Date of Award: 1999
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The central intention of this research is to examine the principles of provincial administration in Roman Asia throughout the Republican period and the early Roman empire and to make a comparison with the Osmanli administration of the same region. The study has been divided into eight chapters. Chapter one is a prologue describing the nature of Roman imperialism and provincial government which provides a panoramic view about Roman administration. Chapter two deals with the Roman annexation of Asia. After giving information about the historical background I outline the geographical, political and economic structure of the province. The development of Roman provincial institutions and practices are also examined by dwelling mainly on the role of the Roman provincial governor. Chapter three, to a large extent, focuses on Cicero's works and it covers a wide range of material to explain the way in which the Roman system of government became more effective in Asia ie, through the introduction of Roman law, systems of taxation and the provision of security. Chapter four is concerned with the initiation of new methods in the administration of provinces in general and of Asia in particular by Augustus. This chapter explains the importance of the legal and constitutional framework in the working of provincial government and the central importance of the role of emperor. Chapter five examines the material structure of government, such as roads and communication, justice and assize cities, military presence, and the duties of governors and staff. Chapter six discusses the methods of taxation and changes which occurred in the procedure and practice of their collection. In relation to this imperial estates, the treasuries where the revenues of the Asian and other provinces were collected are also examined.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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