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Romans, barbarians, and the transformation of the Roman world : cultural interaction and the creation of identity in late antiquity

Author: Ralph W Mathisen; Danuta Shanzer
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2011.
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One of the most significant transformations of the Roman world between the fourth and seventh centuries C.E. was the integration and impact of barbarian peoples into the social, cultural, religious  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph W Mathisen; Danuta Shanzer
ISBN: 9780754668145 0754668142 9781409412434 1409412431
OCLC Number: 637709803
Notes: Papers originally delivered at the 6th Biennial Conference on Shifting Frontiers of Late Antiquity, held at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in Mar. 2005.
Description: xix, 378 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Contents: Introduction, Ralph W. Mathisen and Danuta Shanzer; Part I Constructing Images of the Impact and Identity of Barbarians: A. Literary Constructions of Barbarian Identity: Catalogues of barbarians in late Antiquity, Ralph W. Mathisen; Augustine and the merciful barbarians, Gillian Clark; Reguli in the Roman empire, late Antiquity and the early medieval Germanic kingdoms, Steven Fanning; Were the Sasanians barbarians? Roman writers on the 'empire of the Persians', Scott McDonough; A Roman image of the 'barbarian' Sasanians, Jan Willem Drijvers; B. Political and Religious Interpretations of Barbarian Activities: Banditry or catastrophe?: history, archaeology and barbarian raids on Roman Greece, Amelia Robertson Brown; John Rufus, Timothy Aelurus, and the fall of the Western Roman empire, Edward Watts; C. Imperial Manipulation of Perceptions of Barbarians: Imperial religious unification policy and its divisive consequences: Diocletian, the Jews and the Samaritans, Yuval Shahar; Hellenes, barbarians and Christians: religion and identity politics in Diocletian's Rome, Elizabeth DePalma Digeser; Barbarians as spectacle: the account of an ancient 'embedded reporter' (Symm. Or. 2.10-12), Cristiana Sogno. Part II Cultural Interaction on the Roman/Barbarian Frontiers: A. Becoming Roman: Movements of People across the Frontier and the Effects of Imperial Policies: The ius colonatus as a model for the settlement of barbarian prisoners-of-war in the late Roman empire?, Cam Grey; Spies like us: treason and identity in the late Roman empire, Kimberly Kagan; The 'runaway' Avars and late Antique diplomacy, Ekaterina Nechaeva; B. Becoming Roman: Social and Economic Interchange: Captivity and Romano-barbarian interchange, Noel Lenski; Barbarian raiders and barbarian peasants: models of ideological and economic integration, Hartmut Ziche; C. A New Era of Accommodation: Kush and Rome on the Egyptian southern frontier: where barbarians worshipped as Romans and Romans worshipped as barbarians, Salim Faraji; Petra and the Saracens: new evidence from a recently discovered epigram, Jason Moralee; Elusive places: a chorological approach to identity and territory in Scythia Minor (2nd-7th centuries), Linda Ellis; Barbarian traffic, demon oaths, and Christian scruples: (Aug. Epist. 46-47), Kevin Uhalde. Part III Creating Identity in the Post-Roman World: Visigothic settlement, hospitalitas, and army payment reconsidered, Andreas Schwarcz; Building an ethnic identity for a new Gothic and Roman nobility: Cordoba, 615 AD, Luis A. Garcia Moreno; Vascones and Visigoths: creation and transformation of identity in northern Spain in late Antiquity, Scott de Brestian; Identity and ethnicity in the era of migrations and barbarian kingdoms in the light of archaeology in Gaul, Patrick Perin and Michel Kazanski; Text, artifact and genome: the disputed nature of the Anglo-Saxon migration into Britain, Michael E. Jones. Part IV Epilogue: Modern Constructions of Barbarian Identity: Auguste Moutie, pioneer of Merovingian archaeology and the Spurlock Merovingian collection at the University of Illinois, Bailey Young and Barbara Oehlschlaeger-Garvey; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Ralph W. Mathisen and Danuta Shanzer.
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