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Globalisation and the Roman world : world history, connectivity and material culture

Author: Martin Pitts; M J Versluys
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book explores a new perspective for understanding the Roman world, using connectivity as a major point of departure. Globalisation is apparent in increased flows of objects, people and ideas and in the creation of translocal consciousness in everyday life. Based on these criteria, there is a case for globalisation in the ancient Roman world. Essential for anyone interested in Romanisation, this volume provides  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Pitts; M J Versluys
ISBN: 9781107043749 1107043743 9781107619005 1107619009
OCLC Number: 876679812
Description: ix, 296 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: PART I. INTRODUCTIONS --
Globalisations and the Roman world : perspectives and opportunities / Martin Pitts and Miguel John Versluys --
Postcolonial and global Rome : the genealogy of empire / Richard Hingley --
PART II. CASE STUDIES --
Globalisation and the Roman economy / Neville Morley --
Globalisation, circulation and mass consumption in the Roman world / Martin Pitts --
The global and the local in the Roman Empire : connectivity and mobility from an urban perspective / Ray Laurence and Francesco Trifilo --
Polybius's global moment and human mobility throughout ancient Italy / Elena Isayev --
Roman visual material culture as globalizing koine / Miguel John Versluys --
Oikoymenh : longue durée perspectives on ancient Mediterranean globality / Michael Sommer --
Globalisation and Roman cultural heritage / Rob Witcher --
PART III. PERSPECTIVES --
Ancient Rome and globalization : decentering Rome / Jan Nederveen Pieterse --
Global, local and in between : connectivity and the Mediterranean / Tamar Hodos.
Responsibility: edited by Martin Pitts, University of Exeter, Miguel John Versluys, University of Leiden.
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This book applies modern theories of globalisation to the ancient Roman world, creating new understandings of Roman archaeology and history.  Read more...

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