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Edge of empire : Rome's frontier on the Lower Rhine

Author: Jona Lendering; Arjen Bosman
Publisher: Rotterdam, The Netherlands : Karwansaray Publishers, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Every ancient author writing about the Low Countries was preoccupied with the complete contrast between the civilized people of the Roman Empire and the tribes of noble savages or barbarians living outside it ... The reality was different. The presence of the Roman army along the River Rhine radically changed the way of life in the small Roman province of Germania Inferior, and the need to maintain and feed this  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jona Lendering; Arjen Bosman
ISBN: 9789490258054 9490258059
OCLC Number: 819417359
Notes: "Translated and expanded English edition of Jona Lendering and Arjen Bosman, De rand van het Rijk"--Title page verso.
Description: vii, 193 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps, color plans, genealogical tables ; 27 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Preconceptions --
War on the edge of the world --
Romanization begins --
The other side of the Rhine --
A turning point? --
Chauki and Frisians --
Romanization --
The Batavian revolt --
A frontier zone in peacetime --
From gold to iron to rust --
Militarization --
Transformation --
Epilogue.
Other Titles: Rand van het Rijk.
Responsibility: by Jona Lendering and Arjen Bosman.

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