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Author Nicolay, Johan.

Title Armed Batavians : use and significance of weaponry and horse gear from non-military contexts in the Rhine Delta (50 BC to AD 450) / Johan Nicolay.

Imprint Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2007.


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 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (x, 407 pages) : illustrations, maps
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
data file rda
Series Amsterdam archaeological studies ; 11
Amsterdam archaeological studies ; 11.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 260-284).
Summary This study explores the use and significance of Roman weaponry and horse gear from non-military contexts in the eastern Rhine delta - the territory of the Batavians. Using a life-cycle model for Roman soldiers, the author interprets the large quantity of 1st-century finds as personal memorabilia brought home by ex-soldiers as a reminder of their 25 years of service, symbolising their newly-acquired veteran status. Underpinning the research is an extensive inventory of militaria from urban centres, rural settlements, cult places, rivers and graves, presented in 96 plates. The study not only presents a considerable body of unpublished data, but also offers an intriguing perspective on daily life in the northern frontier of the Roman Empire, with its closely interwoven military and civilian values.
Language En.
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Preface -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Military equipment and horse gear: a survey -- 3. An analysis of the finds at the regional and site level -- 4. Production and symbolic imagery -- 5. Military equipment and the life cycle of a Roman soldier -- 6. Non-military use of weaponry and horse gear in urban and rural settlements -- 7. Warriors, soldiers and civilians. Use and significance of weaponry and horse gear in a changing socio-political context -- Abbreviations -- Bibliography -- Appendices 1-4 -- About the plates and the catalogue -- Plates
Subject Horses -- Netherlands -- Equipment and supplies.
Batavi (Germanic people)
Netherlands -- Antiquities, Roman.
Rhine-Meuse Delta (Netherlands) -- Antiquities, Roman.
HISTORY -- Ancient -- General.
Batavi (Germanic people) (OCoLC)fst00828680
Classical antiquities. (OCoLC)fst00863445
Horses -- Equipment and supplies. (OCoLC)fst00960636
Netherlands. (OCoLC)fst01204034
Netherlands -- Rhine-Meuse Delta. (OCoLC)fst01241014
Indexed Term Archaeology Batavians
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Nicolay, Johan. Armed Batavians. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2007 (DLC) 2008423566
ISBN 9789048515790 (electronic bk.)
9048515793 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 10.1515/9789048515790 doi
AU@ 000043329157
AU@ 000051315784
DEBBG BV044182019
DEBSZ 421489839
GBVCP 1003689337

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