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Staying Roman : conquest and identity in Africa and the Mediterranean, 439-700

Author: Jonathan Conant
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Series: Cambridge studies in medieval life and thought, 4th ser., 82.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What did it mean to be Roman once the Roman Empire had collapsed in the West? Staying Roman examines Roman identities in the region of modern Tunisia and Algeria between the fifth-century Vandal conquest and the seventh-century Islamic invasions. Using historical, archaeological and epigraphic evidence, this study argues that the fracturing of the empire's political unity also led to a fracturing of Roman identity
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Conant
ISBN: 9780521196970 0521196973 9781107530720 1107530725
OCLC Number: 758397417
Description: xviii, 438 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
1. The legitimation of Vandal power --
2. Flight and communications --
3. The old ruling class under the Vandals --
4. New Rome, new Romans --
5. The Moorish alternative --
6. The dilemma of dissent --
Aftermath --
Conclusions.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in medieval life and thought, 4th ser., 82.
Responsibility: Jonathan Conant.
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