The Cambridge Medieval History - Vol. 2 ; The Rise of the by J. B. Bury with H. M. Gwatkin and J. P. Whitney

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By what appears at first sight to be a surprising anomaly, remarkably well illustrating, however, Justinian's disinclination to change any condition of the past he endeavoured to restore, the Emperor did not extend to the West any of the administrative reforms which he was compassing in the East at the same time. In Africa, as in Italy, the principle on which the administrative reorganisation was carried out was that of maintaining the ancient separation between civil and military authority. At the head of the civil government of Africa was placed a praetorian praefect, having seven governors below him, bearing the titles of consulares or praesides, who administered the restored circumscriptions which had been established by the Roman Empire.

For Garibal read Garibald. For Zaehary read Zacharias. p. 213, last line. Despite Theophanes 2962, Alexandria probably did not fall till 609. p. 287. Heraelius probably sailed from Africa in 610. A hitherto unnoticed passage in a contemporary document the' p. 299. p. 131, 1. p. 200, 1. 9. — 'ETrdyoSos ToO \ei\j/dvov rod aylov fidprvpos 'Avacrrafflov iK Hepcrldos airov (Acta Martyris Anastasii Persae, ed. Usener, show that Heraelius did not reach Jerusalem 6 from foot. p. 496, p. 506, p. 525, p.

1 [518-565 Justinian 2 By means of these cracks the sovereign guided his halting hand. Having little acquaintance with the civil administration, ignorant of the intricacies of politics, diplomacy, and theology, he would have been quite overwhelmed by his position, had he not had someone behind him, to help and guide him. This was his sister's son, Flavins Petrus Sabbatius Justinianus, known to us as Justinian. Justinian, as well as his uncle, was born in Macedonia, in the village He was a i>easant of the Latin race, and by of Tauresium, near Uskub.

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