Frontiers of the Roman Empire

Frontiers of the Roman Empire
Title Frontiers of the Roman Empire PDF eBook
Author C. R. Whittaker
Publisher
Pages 368
Release 1994
Genre History
ISBN

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Whittaker begins by discussing the Romans' ideological vision of geographic space - demonstrating, for example, how an interest in precise boundaries of organized territories never included a desire to set limits on controls of unorganized space beyond these territories. He then describes the role of frontiers in the expanding empire, including an attempt to answer the question of why the frontiers stopped where they did. He examines the economy and society of the frontiers. Finally, he discusses the pressure hostile outsiders placed on the frontiers, and their eventual collapse.

Frontiers of the Roman Empire

Frontiers of the Roman Empire
Title Frontiers of the Roman Empire PDF eBook
Author Hugh Elton
Publisher Routledge
Pages 153
Release 2013-04-15
Genre History
ISBN 1134724500

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With its succinct analysis of the overriding issues and detailed case-studies based on the latest archaeological research, this social and economic study of Roman Imperial frontiers is essential reading. Too often the frontier has been represented as a simple linear boundary. The reality, argues Dr Elton, was rather a fuzzy set of interlocking zones - political, military, judicial and financial. After discussion of frontier theory and types of frontier, the author analyses the acquisition of an empire and the ways in which it was ruled. He addresses the vexed question of how to define the edges of provinces, and covers the relationship with allied kingdoms. Regional variation and different rates of change are seen as significant - as is illustrated by Civilis' revolt on the Rhine in AD 69. He uses another case-study - Dura-Europos - to exemplify the role of the army on the frontier, especially its relations with the population on both sides of the border. The central importance of trade is highlighted by special consideration of Palmyra.

Frontiers of the Roman Empire

Frontiers of the Roman Empire
Title Frontiers of the Roman Empire PDF eBook
Author
Publisher
Pages 110
Release 2013
Genre
ISBN 9788097143770

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Rome and Its Frontiers

Rome and Its Frontiers
Title Rome and Its Frontiers PDF eBook
Author C R Whittaker
Publisher Routledge
Pages 257
Release 2004-07-31
Genre History
ISBN 1134384130

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Do the Romans have anything to teach us about the way that they saw the world, and the way they ran their empire? How did they deal with questions of frontiers and migration, so often in the news today? This collection of ten important essays by C. R. Whittaker, engages with debates and controversies about the Roman frontiers and the concept of empire. Truly global in its focus, the book examines the social, political and cultural implications of the Roman frontiers in Africa, India, Britain, Europe, Asia and the Far East, and provides a comprehensive account of their significance.

Cemeteries and Society in Merovingian Gaul

Cemeteries and Society in Merovingian Gaul
Title Cemeteries and Society in Merovingian Gaul PDF eBook
Author Guy Halsall
Publisher BRILL
Pages 440
Release 2010
Genre History
ISBN 9004179992

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Bundeling van de zeven belangrijkste essays over de sociale interpretatie van de Merovingische begraafplaatsen-archeologie.

The Later Roman Empire, 284-602

The Later Roman Empire, 284-602
Title The Later Roman Empire, 284-602 PDF eBook
Author Arnold Hugh Martin Jones
Publisher JHU Press
Pages 792
Release 1986
Genre History
ISBN 9780801833533

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Hadrian's Wall and the End of Empire

Hadrian's Wall and the End of Empire
Title Hadrian's Wall and the End of Empire PDF eBook
Author Rob Collins
Publisher Routledge
Pages 234
Release 2012-08-21
Genre History
ISBN 1136291415

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There is no synthetic or comprehensive treatment of any late Roman frontier in the English language to date, despite the political and economic significance of the frontiers in the late antique period. Examining Hadrian’s Wall and the Roman frontier of northern England from the fourth century into the Early Medieval period, this book investigates a late frontier in transition from an imperial border zone to incorporation into Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, using both archaeological and documentary evidence. With an emphasis on the late Roman occupation and Roman military, it places the frontier in the broader imperial context. In contrast to other works, Hadrian’s Wall and the End of Empire challenges existing ideas of decline, collapse, and transformation in the Roman period, as well as its impact on local frontier communities. Author Rob Collins analyzes in detail the limitanei, the frontier soldiers of the late empire essential for the successful maintenance of the frontiers, and the relationship between imperial authorities and local frontier dynamics. Finally, the impact of the end of the Roman period in Britain is assessed, as well as the influence that the frontier had on the development of the Anglian kingdom of Northumbria.