In this study, originally published in Norway as Fra Principat Til Dominat, Professor L'Orange sets down the essence of his thought on the crucial period of transition from decentralization to standardization in civic and cultural life-a period not unlike our own.
"This slim volume presents an admirably succinct analysis of one of the great turning points in Western art and civilization."--Art Bulletin
"L'Orange has distilled for the non-specialist reader's benefit the essence of those important studies of late-antique art, and the ideologies informing it, for which he has long been famed."--Classical Review