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Title Romans and barbarians beyond the frontiers : archaeology, ideology and identities in the north / edited by Sergio González Sánchez and Alexandra Guglielmi.

Publication Info. Oxford ; Havertown, PA : Oxbow Books, 2017.


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Description 1 online resource (267 pages) : illustrations, maps.
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Series TRAC themes in Roman archaeology ; volume 1
TRAC Themes in Roman archaeology ; volume 1.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Series foreword / Darrell J. Rohl -- Preface: Towards new frontiers and beyond / Sergio González Sánchez and Alexandra Guglielmi -- Introduction: Imperial limits and the crossing of frontiers / Richard Hingley -- Of barbarians and boundaries : the making and remaking of transcultural discourse / Karim Mata -- Roman Britain from the outside : comparing western and northern frontier cultures / Andrew Gardner -- Et tu, Hibernia? : frontier zones and culture contact : Ireland in a Roman world / Jacqueline Cahill Wilson -- A world of warcraft : warrior identities in Roman Iron Age Scandinavia / Xenia Pauli Jensen -- Modern perceptions of Roman-Scandinavian relations : research history and interpretations / Thomas Grane -- Romans and Roman finds in the Central European Barbaricum : a new view on Romano-Germanic relations? / Hans-Ulrich Voss and David Wigg-Wolf -- Emperors, one border : the Roman limes before 1914 / Wolfgang Moschek -- The political organisation of the civitates of the Three Gauls and the myth of republican exceptionalism / Aaron Irvin -- Conclusion and final discussion : a view from the south / David Mattingly.
Summary "This first thematic volume of the new series TRAC Themes in Roman Archaeology brings renowned international experts to discuss different aspects of interactions between Romans and 'barbarians' in the north-western regions of Europe. Northern Europe has become an interesting arena of academic debate around the topics of Roman imperialism and Roman-'barbarian' interactions, as these areas comprised Roman provincial territories, the northern frontier system of the Roman Empire (limes), the vorlimes (or buffer zone), and the distant barbaricum. This area is, today, host to several modern European nations with very different historical and academic discourses on their Roman past, a factor in the recent tendency towards the fragmentation of approaches and the application of post-colonial theories that have favoured the advent of a varied range of theoretical alternatives. Case studies presented here span across disciplines and territories, from American anthropological studies on transcultural discourse and provincial organization in Gaul, to historical approaches to the propagandistic use of the limes in the early 20th century German empire; from Danish research on warrior identities and Roman-Scandinavian relations, to innovative ideas on culture contact in Roman Ireland; and from new views on Romano-Germanic relations in Central European Barbaricum, to a British comparative exercise on frontier cultures. The volume is framed by a brilliant theoretical introduction by Prof. Richard Hingley and a comprehensive concluding discussion by Prof. David Mattingly"--Publisher description.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Roman provinces -- Europe, Northern.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Europe, Northern.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Rome -- Provinces.
Acculturation -- Europe, Northern.
Acculturation -- Rome -- Provinces.
Ideology -- Social aspects -- Europe, Northern -- History -- To 1500.
Group identity -- Europe, Northern -- History -- To 1500.
Social archaeology -- Europe, Northern.
Europe, Northern -- Antiquities, Roman.
Europe, Northern -- Ethnic relations -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author González Sánchez, Sergio, editor.
Guglielmi, Alexandra, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Romans and barbarians beyond the frontiers : archaeology, ideology and identities in the north. Oxford : Oxbow Books, 2017 TRAC themes in Roman archaeology ; volume 1 9781785706042
ISBN 9781785706042 (hardcover)
9781785706059 (e-book)

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