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Imperialism, Power, and Identity: Experiencing the Roman Empire

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Description for Imperialism, Power, and Identity: Experiencing the Roman Empire Paperback. Focuses instead on the concept of identity to reveal a Roman society made up of far-flung populations whose experience of empire varied enormously. This title examines the nature of power in Rome and the means by which the Roman state exploited the natural, mercantile, and human resources within its frontiers. Series: Miriam S. Balmuth Lectures in Ancient History and Archaeology. Num Pages: 376 pages, 14 line illus. 15 tables. 17 maps. BIC Classification: 1QDAR; 3D; HBJD; HBLA1. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 234 x 157 x 21. Weight in Grams: 530.
Despite what history has taught us about imperialism's destructive effects on colonial societies, many classicists continue to emphasize disproportionately the civilizing and assimilative nature of the Roman Empire and to hold a generally favorable view of Rome's impact on its subject peoples. Imperialism, Power, and Identity boldly challenges this view using insights from postcolonial studies of modern empires to offer a more nuanced understanding of Roman imperialism. Rejecting outdated notions about Romanization, David Mattingly focuses instead on the concept of identity to reveal a Roman society made up of far-flung populations whose experience of empire varied enormously. He examines the ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Princeton University Press United States
Number of pages
376
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2013
Series
Miriam S. Balmuth Lectures in Ancient History and Archaeology
Condition
New
Weight
530g
Number of Pages
376
Place of Publication
New Jersey, United States
ISBN
9780691160177
SKU
V9780691160177
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About David J. Mattingly
David J. Mattingly is professor of Roman archaeology at the University of Leicester and a fellow of the British Academy. His many books include An Imperial Possession: Britain in the Roman Empire, Tripolitania, Farming the Desert, Archaeology and Desertification, and The Cambridge Dictionary of Classical Civilization.

Reviews for Imperialism, Power, and Identity: Experiencing the Roman Empire
Imperialism, Power, and Identity is an ambitious attempt to map the transformation of lifestyles and experience among Rome's provincial subjects in the first three centuries AD... This is 'history from below' at its best.
Peter Thonemann, Times Literary Supplement Essential.
Current Archaeology Although appealingly and sometimes passionately written, this is a substantial and technically detailed book... An advanced ... Read more

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