Providentia Imperatoris: A Biography of the Emperor Maximinus Thrax
Language: Bulgarian with a summary in English


    The book is a biography of the Roman emperor Gaius Iulius Verus Maximinus, who has remained in history with the name Maximin the Thracian. His personality is of scientific interest for a number of reasons  first, he was the first Roman ruler of barbarian origin. Moreover, Maximin is also considered the emperor, after which began the epoch of the so-called Soldier Emperors, which radically restructured the Roman Empire. The life and reign of Maximinus were approached with the methodic of the textcriticism (Quellenforschung), in which the written sources are compared with the available epigraphic, numismatic and other information. This allows several conclusions about Maximin's early biography to be made — his place of birth, the essential moments of his early career, the way in which he becomes a favorite of the army and reaches the throne of the empire. The study reveals the area of ​​today's Northwest Bulgaria, which at the end of the 3rd century was part of the province of Dacia Ripensis, as the birthplace of Maximin. In general terms, the book concludes that Maximin is not an extraordinary and monstrous phenomenon in Roman history, but a ruler, who has followed a certain trend in the Roman politics up to his date  the strengthening of autocracy in the political system of the Empire against the model of the moderate monarchy to which the Senate aspired. At the end of his reign, the emperor became a victim of the conflict between both political ideas and the influence the Senate had continued to exert in the political life. Thus, Maximin is clearly a personification of the political model in the Roman Empire, which eventually led to the creation of the Dominion.


Table of contents


Глава първа. Двата живота на Тракиеца: Vitae и произходът на Максимин

Глава втора. Войник на Северите

Глава трета. Максимин и „трибалите“

Глава четвърта. Четвъртият легион

Глава пета. Ex Germania imperator

Глава шеста. Власт и война

Глава седма. 238 г.

Глава осма. Аквилея


Приложение. Военно-транспортни практики според един надпис

Приложение. Беси и трибали

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Providentia Imperatoris. Биография на император Максимин Тракиеца

Publisher Tendril
Language Bulgarian with a summary in English
Pages 360
Illustrations b/w figures
Binding hardback
ISBN 978-954-92809-9-9
Creation date 2019
Size 16 х 24 cm

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