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 C. R. Whittaker
Publisher JHU Press
Pages 368
Release 1994
Genre History
ISBN 9780801857850

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Although one of the longest lasting in history, the ancient Roman empire had no fixed boundaries. However, Roman armies clearly reached certain points--which today we call frontiers--where they simply stopped advancing and annexing new territories. C.R. Whittaker examines the Roman frontiers both in terms of what they meant to the Romans and in the context of their military, economic, and social function. 55 illustrations.

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.

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.

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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Frontiers in the Roman World

Frontiers in the Roman World
Title Frontiers in the Roman World PDF eBook
Author Ted Kaizer
Publisher BRILL
Pages 390
Release 2011-05-10
Genre History
ISBN 9004215034

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This volume presents the proceedings of the ninth workshop of the international network 'Impact of Empire', which concentrates on the history of the Roman Empire. It focuses on different ways in which Rome created, changed and influenced (perceptions of) frontiers.

Social and Political Life in Late Antiquity - Volume 3.1

Social and Political Life in Late Antiquity - Volume 3.1
Title Social and Political Life in Late Antiquity - Volume 3.1 PDF eBook
Author William Bowden
Publisher BRILL
Pages 687
Release 2006-12-31
Genre History
ISBN 9047407601

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This collection of papers, arising from the conference series Late Antique Archaeology, examines the social and political structures of the late antique period and the ways in which they are manifested in the archaeological and textual record.