HISTORY 313 NOTES - every village and people were taxed on...

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-went through rabbinical law fo Judaism to see what’s important for christianity -easy to read, carry with you- all the laws you’ll really need to know -Farmer’s Law -Military -Justinian -professional standing army -Irene -The ‘theme’ army -Taxation -Justinian -collection still often done by local aristocracies -although Justinian tried to professionalize revenue extraction -had other people than ancient elite to collect -people got mad -Nikephoros I (803-811) -written registers place by place -effective taxation -set out a registration of all the people in the empire in order in which they lived-listing every head of household and their family. -register books took the imperial authority throughout
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Unformatted text preview: every village and people were taxed on the amount of land and quality of land they had-stunning detail-necessarily small scope-empire was smaller so this was possible-always supplemented by generals taking revenue from provinces directly-Monetization-Justinian-Highly monetized economy- for pre-modern era-couldn’t exchange without money-Irene-symbolic monetary exchange-as well as some cash transactions-exchange works well with worse economy-Medieval Roman Money-1 gold nomisma- 12 silver or 288 copper coins- coins have M on it- M represents 1000-even though 1000 isn’t mean anything, it looks right, remains constant-Miliaresion- silvery...
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2012 for the course HIS 313 taught by Professor Neville during the Spring '12 term at University of Wisconsin.

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