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Blood of the provinces : the Roman auxilia and the making of provincial society from Augustus to the Severans

Author: Ian P Haynes; UPSO eCollections (University Press Scholarship Online).
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first fully comprehensive study of the auxilia, a non-citizen force which constituted more than half of Rome's celebrated armies. Diverse in origins, character, and culture they played an essential role in building the empire, sustaining the unequal peace celebrated as the pax Romana, and enacting the emperor's writ.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Military history
Electronic book
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Haynes, Ian P.
Blood of the provinces.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ian P Haynes; UPSO eCollections (University Press Scholarship Online).
ISBN: 0191758302 9780191758300 9780191627231 0191627232
OCLC Number: 877920653
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 430 pages) : illustrations (black and white
Contents: Introduction: blood of the provinces --
The formative years: from the late republic to the death of Tiberius --
"Together under the name of Romans": the Auxilia from Claudius to Trajan --
A new provincialism: Hadrian and the Antonine revolutions --
Shifting fortunes: the Auxilia under the Severans --
The captive body: individual recruitment --
Geopolitics: how Rome selectively exploited the manpower of the provinces --
Recruitment and the limits of localism --
Ethnic exceptionalism? examining "special" recruitment practices --
Military service and the urban experience --
Incorporation through routine: the power of everyday life --
Sacred space and sacred time in the Auxilia --
Centralizing cult --
Distinct cult communities within the Auxilia --
Armoury of the Bricoleur? The disparate origins of auxiliary equipment --
Status, competition, and military adornment --
Between Roman and barbarian: auxiliary soldiers on the battlefield --
Disarming ethnicity? "Ethnic" fighting traditions in the Alae and Cohortes --
The spoken word --
The written word --
Veterani and other veterans --
Conclusion: embodying Rome.
Responsibility: Ian Haynes.

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