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|Material Type:||Conference publication|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Ralph W Mathisen; Danuta Shanzer
|ISBN:||9780754668145 0754668142 9781409412434 1409412431|
|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 p. : ill., 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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