|Publisher||Yale University Press|
|Publication Date||May 19, 1976|
During the period, the government of the Roman empire met the most prolonged crisis of its history and survived. Foreign wars and internal disruptions evolved into the emperor Diocletian (and later Constantine) wresting order from chaos. These policies and institutions had a long history thereafter. This text is an early attempt at an inclusive study of the origins and evolutions of this transformation in the ancient world. The resulting effort was a divide between the citizen and the state that would have yet other repercussions and speak to governments and society today.