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Laurent Cases

Laurent Cases
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University Park , PA 16802

Curriculum Vitae

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  1. Ph.D, The Pennsylvania State University 2016
  2. MA, Pennsylvania State University, 2012
  3. MA, The University of Leeds, 2007
  4. BA, University of California, 2006


My primary research focus is on the political culture of Late Antiquity, from the reign of Diocletian to the death of Justinian (C.E. 284-565). My current research focuses on the reforms of the state from Constantine to the death of Theodosius in 395, specifically on the vicarii and the function of the civil dioceses in the late-antique state apparatus. My dissertation, Remaking Provincial Administration: Dioceses, Vicarii and Social Change in Late Antiquity (284-395), is a survey of the role that the vicarii had in the Roman Empire, and investigated practical issues of communication between court and province, taxation processes and procedures, juridical frameworks, and bureaucratic oversight. I have also presented on the Theodosian Code and maintain an interest in the codification of Roman law and its expression in the provinces.

Recent Publications:

“Procopius on the Merovingians”, Byzantine Studies Association of North America annual Meeting, 2011.

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