Roman Imperialism and Local Identities

In this book, Louise Revell examines questions of Roman imperialism and Roman ethnic identity and explores Roman imperialism as a lived experience based around the paradox of similarity and difference.

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Author: Louise Revell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521887305

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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In this book, Louise Revell examines questions of Roman imperialism and Roman ethnic identity and explores Roman imperialism as a lived experience based around the paradox of similarity and difference. Her case studies of public architecture in several urban settings provides an understanding of the ways in which urbanism, the emperor and religion were part of the daily encounters of the peoples in these communities. Revell applies the ideas of agency and practice in her examination of the structures that held the empire together and how they were implicated within repeated daily activities. Rather than offering a homogenized "ideal type" description of Roman cultural identity, she uses these structures as a way to understand how these encounters differed between communities and within communities, thus producing a more nuanced interpretation of what it was to be Roman. Bringing an innovative approach to the problem of Romanization, Revell breaks from traditional models and cuts across a number of entrenched debates such as arguments about the imposition of Roman culture or resistance to Roman rule.

Ways of Being Roman

This book examines the question of identity in the Roman provinces of the western empire.

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Author: Louise Revell

Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited

ISBN: 1842172921

Category: History

Page: 144

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This book examines the question of identity in the Roman provinces of the western empire. It takes an innovative approach in looking at the wider discourses or ideologies through which an individual sense of self was learnt and expressed. This wide-ranging survey considers ethnic identity, status, gender and age. Rather than constructing a paradigm of the 'ideal' of any specific aspect of personal identity, it looks at some of the wider cultural ideas which were drawn upon in differentiating groups of people and the variability within this. It focusses on the daily and mundane practices of everyday life through which identities were internalised and communicated.

Imperial Identities in the Roman World

This volume challenges this perspective by drawing attention to the processes of identity formation that contributed to an imperial identity, a sense of belonging to the political, social, cultural and religious structures of the Empire.

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Author: Wouter Vanacker

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317118480

Category: History

Page: 244

View: 284

In recent years, the debate on Romanisation has often been framed in terms of identity. Discussions have concentrated on how the expansion of empire impacted on the constructed or self-ascribed sense of belonging of its inhabitants, and just how the interaction between local identities and Roman ideology and practices may have led to a multicultural empire has been a central research focus. This volume challenges this perspective by drawing attention to the processes of identity formation that contributed to an imperial identity, a sense of belonging to the political, social, cultural and religious structures of the Empire. Instead of concentrating on politics and imperial administration, the volume studies the manifold ways in which people were ritually engaged in producing, consuming, organising, believing and worshipping that fitted the (changing) realities of empire. It focuses on how individuals and groups tried to do things 'the right way', i.e., the Greco-Roman imperial way. Given the deep cultural entrenchment of ritualistic practices, an imperial identity firmly grounded in such practices might well have been instrumental, not just to the long-lasting stability of the Roman imperial order, but also to the persistence of its ideals well into (Christian) Late Antiquity and post-Roman times.

Christians Shaping Identity from the Roman Empire to Byzantium

that the period from the first to eighth centuries witnessed, in addition to the fall of
Rome in the West and Arab ... 2010); Louise Revell, Roman Imperialism and
Local Identities (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010); and Martin Pitts,
 ...

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Author: Geoffrey Dunn

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004301573

Category: Religion

Page: 536

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Christians Shaping Identity explores different ways in which Christians constructed their own identity and that of the society around them to the 12th century C.E. It also illustrates how modern readings of that past continue to shape Christian identity.

The Roman Empire

T . N . , The Politics of Latin Literature : writing , identity , and empire in ancient
Rome ( Princeton , NJ : Princeton ... Dialogues in Roman Imperialism , pp . ...
Revell , L . , Roman Imperialism and Local Identities ( Cambridge : Cambridge 52
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Author: Neville Morley

Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)

ISBN: STANFORD:36105215365896

Category: History

Page: 160

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Over a millennium after the end of its unrivalled dominance, the spectre of Rome figures highly in western culture. This book explores what the empire meant to its subjects.The idea of Rome has long outlived the physical empire that gave it form, and now holds sway over vastly more people and a far greater geographical area than the Romans ever ruled. It continues to shape our understanding of the nature of imperialism and influence the workings of the world. It is through the lens of Rome that we answer questions such as: How do empires grow? How are empires ruled? Do empires exploit their subjects or civilise them? Rejecting the simplistic narrative of military triumph followed by decline and fall, the books analyses the origins of Roman imperialism, its wide-ranging impact on the regions it conquered, and its continuing influence in debates about modern imperialism.

The Edges of the Roman World

This volume is not a textbook, but rather a collection of different approaches which address the same problem of Roman Imperialism in local contexts.

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Author: Marko A. Janković

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443861540

Category: Art

Page: 305

View: 620

The Edges of the Roman World is a volume consisting of seventeen papers dealing with different approaches to cultural changes that occurred in the context of Roman imperial politics. Papers are mainly focused on societies on the fringes, both social and geographical, and their response to Roman Imperialism. This volume is not a textbook, but rather a collection of different approaches which address the same problem of Roman Imperialism in local contexts. The volume is greatly inspired by the first “Imperialism and Identities at the Edges of the Roman World” conference, held at the Petnica Science Center in 2012.

Cultural Identity in the Roman Empire

Local identities survived and flourished under the Roman Empire, whether
individual, communal, regional or supraregional: the most striking example of the
latter is perhaps the trenchant Hellenism of the empire, particularly that of the
second ...

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Author: Dr Joanne Berry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134778515

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 695

This provocative and often controversial volume examines concepts of ethnicity, citizenship and nationhood, to determine what constituted cultural identity in the Roman Empire. The contributors draw together the most recent research and use diverse theoretical and methodological perspectives from archaeology, classical studies and ancient history to challenge our basic assumptions of Romanization and how parts of Europe became incorporated into a Roman culture. Cultural Identity in the Roman Empire breaks new ground, arguing that the idea of a unified and easily defined Roman culture is over-simplistic, and offering alternative theories and models. This well-documented and timely book presents cultural identity throughout the Roman empire as a complex and diverse issue, far removed from the previous notion of a dichotomy between the Roman invaders and the Barbarian conquered.

Becoming Roman

This volume will appeal to researchers interested in the Roman Empire, as well as those interested in individual and cultural identity in the past.

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Author: Ralph Haeussler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315433202

Category: Social Science

Page: 386

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Few empires had such an impact on the conquered peoples as did the Roman empire, creating social, economic, and cultural changes that erased long-standing differences in material culture, languages, cults, rituals and identities. But even Rome could not create a single unified culture. Individual decisions introduced changes in material culture, identity, and behavior, creating local cultures within the global world of the Roman empire that were neither Roman nor native. The author uses Northwest Italy as an exemplary case as it went from a marginal zone to one of the most flourishing and strongly urbanized regions of Italy, while developing a unique regional culture. This volume will appeal to researchers interested in the Roman Empire, as well as those interested in individual and cultural identity in the past.

TRAC 99

Thirteen papers from the annual TRAC conference, now in its ninth year.

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Author: Geoff Harrison

Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited

ISBN: 1842170074

Category: History

Page: 141

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Thirteen papers from the annual TRAC conference, now in its ninth year. With a range of subject matters, they reflect the diversity of research being carried out. Contents: Creation of multiple identities in Roman Italica (Louise Revell); Illuminating Roman Britain (Hella Eckhardt); Finds assemblage at the Newstead Military Complex (Simon Clarke); Romanisation, status and the landscape (Garrick Fincham); Social organization within the Roman army (Andrew Pegler); Tabernae economics (Ardle Mac Mahon); Roman maritime activities around Britain (Michael Walsh); Cattle, culture, status and soldiers in northern England (Sue Stallibrass); Food, ritual and rubbish in the making of Pompeii (Marina Ciaraldi & Jane Richardson); Wood, masonry and the construction of identity (Dominic James); From periphery to core in the Late Antique Mauretania (Alan Rushworth); Application of GIS to the study of settlement patterns: Silchester (Devon Tully); Application of computer-based techniques to Iron Age and Roman settlement distribution in North-West Portugal

Sprache und Kultur in der kaiserzeitlichen Provinz Arabia

Sie wurde eingebunden in eine aus mehreren überlappenden Identitätsebenen (
global , national , regional , lokal ) bestehende ... diesen Prozeß : ” The combined
effects of Hellenisation and Roman Rule served in the medium term to suppress
local identities " 196 . ... durch die Anlage von Straßen Einzug in ländliche
Regionen , 193 K . LOMAS , Local Identity and Cultural Imperialism : Epigraphy
and ...

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Author: Leonhard Schumacher

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015058825129

Category: Arabia, Roman

Page: 150

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Greek Narratives of the Roman Empire under the Severans

It was a world of hyphenated Romans with multiple patriae. When Dio,
Philostratus and Herodian address the relationship of global historical narratives
to people's local identities, they are not speaking. 53 Recent scholarship has
propounded ...

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Author: Adam M. Kemezis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107062726

Category: History

Page: 354

View: 139

Explores how Greek authors who witnessed sudden political change reacted by re-imagining the larger narrative of the Roman past.

Imperial Identities in the Roman World

This volume challenges this perspective by drawing attention to the processes of identity formation that contributed to an imperial identity, a sense of belonging to the political, social, cultural and religious structures of the Empire.

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Author: Wouter Vanacker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0367879700

Category:

Page: 232

View: 703

In recent years, the debate on Romanisation has often been framed in terms of identity. Discussions have concentrated on how the expansion of empire impacted on the constructed or self-ascribed sense of belonging of its inhabitants, and just how the interaction between local identities and Roman ideology and practices may have led to a multicultural empire has been a central research focus. This volume challenges this perspective by drawing attention to the processes of identity formation that contributed to an imperial identity, a sense of belonging to the political, social, cultural and religious structures of the Empire. Instead of concentrating on politics and imperial administration, the volume studies the manifold ways in which people were ritually engaged in producing, consuming, organising, believing and worshipping that fitted the (changing) realities of empire. It focuses on how individuals and groups tried to do things 'the right way', i.e., the Greco-Roman imperial way. Given the deep cultural entrenchment of ritualistic practices, an imperial identity firmly grounded in such practices might well have been instrumental, not just to the long-lasting stability of the Roman imperial order, but also to the persistence of its ideals well into (Christian) Late Antiquity and post-Roman times.

Local Knowledge and Microidentities in the Imperial Greek World

A reappraisal of current ideas about Greek identity under the Roman empire, first published in 2010.

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Author: Tim Whitmarsh

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521761468

Category: History

Page: 228

View: 982

A reappraisal of current ideas about Greek identity under the Roman empire, first published in 2010.

Reflections of Roman Imperialisms

The papers collected in this volume provide invaluable insights into the results of different interactions between "Romans" and Others.

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Author: Marko A. Janković

Publisher:

ISBN: 1527506258

Category: Roman provinces

Page: 387

View: 901

The papers collected in this volume provide invaluable insights into the results of different interactions between Romans and Others. Articles dealing with cultural changes within and outside the borders of Roman Empire highlight the idea that those very changes had different results and outcomes depending on various social, political, economic, geographical and chronological factors. Most of the contributions here focus on the issues of what it means to be Roman in different contexts, and show that the concept and idea of Roman-ness were different for the various populations that interacted with Romans through several means of communication, including political alliances, wars, trade, and diplomacy. The volume also covers a huge geographical area, from Britain, across Europe to the Near East and the Caucasus, but also provides information on the Roman Empire through eyes of foreigners, such as the ancient Chinese.

Fines imperii imperium sine fine

April 2003 ( Wien 2004 ) ; L. REVELL , Roman imperialism and local identities (
Cambridge 2009 ) ; grundlegend : M. Pitts ... The utility of identity in Roman
archaeology , American Journal of Archaeology 111 , 2007 , 693-713 ; als
weiteres ...

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Author: Günther Moosbauer

Publisher:

ISBN: UCBK:C107055687

Category: Imperialism

Page: 338

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The Edges of the Roman World

The volume is greatly inspired by the first Imperialism and Identities at the Edges of the Roman World conference, held at the Petnica Science Center in 2012.

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Author: Stasa Babic

Publisher:

ISBN: 1306875846

Category: History

Page:

View: 866

The Edges of the Roman World is a volume consisting of seventeen papers dealing with different approaches to cultural changes that occurred in the context of Roman imperial politics. Papers are mainly focused on societies on the fringes, both social and geographical, and their response to Roman Imperialism. This volume is not a textbook, but rather a collection of different approaches which address the same problem of Roman Imperialism in local contexts. The volume is greatly inspired by the first Imperialism and Identities at the Edges of the Roman World conference, held at the Petnica Science Center in 2012.

News and Frontier Consciousness in the Late Roman Empire

Mark W. Graham is Assistant Professor of History at Grove City College.

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Author: Mark W. Graham

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472115626

Category: History

Page: 247

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Prior to the third century A.D., two broad Roman conceptions of frontiers proliferated and competed: an imperial ideology of rule without limit coexisted with very real and pragmatic attempts to define and defend imperial frontiers. But from about A.D. 250-500, there was a basic shift in mentality, as news from and about frontiers began to portray a more defined Roman world—a world with limits—allowing a new understanding of frontiers as territorial and not just as divisions of people. This concept, previously unknown in the ancient world, brought with it a new consciousness, which soon spread to cosmology, geography, myth, sacred texts, and prophecy. The “frontier consciousness” produced a unified sense of Roman identity that transcended local identities and social boundaries throughout the later Empire. Approaching Roman frontiers with the aid of media studies as well as anthropological and sociological methodologies, Mark W. Graham chronicles and documents this significant transition in ancient thought, which coincided with, but was not necessarily dependent on, the Christianization of the Roman world. Mark W. Graham is Assistant Professor of History at Grove City College.

An Introduction to Government and Politics

In contemporary language , we would say that the nation is an identity shared by
a large number of people based upon ... on the one hand as Christians or
subjects of the Holy Roman Empire , on the other in terms of limited local
identities .

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Author: M. O. Dickerson

Publisher: Scarborough, Ont. : Nelson Canada

ISBN: 0176042253

Category: Political science

Page: 462

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Negotiating Diaspora

A thorough Introduction relates these studies to the broader field of 'Diaspora studies' in current cultural anthropology. This is volume 45 in the Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha Supplement series.

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Author: John M.G. Barclay

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567082946

Category: Religion

Page: 161

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The study of the ancient Jewish Diaspora is developing in exciting new directions as a result of fresh archaeological material and new frameworks of interpretation. The six studies collected in this volume have been composed by an international group of scholars at the forefront of Diaspora studies and explore key features of the cultural dynamics of the Jewish Diaspora. Studies on Jews in Rome (Margaret Williams) and Alexandria (Sarah Pearce) examine the dialectic of local and translocal identities, including a new theory on Jewish sabbath-fasting in Rome. Through careful analysis of inscriptions in the Balkans (Alexander Panayotov, in the first study of the material in English) and Asia Minor (Paul Trebilco), the often ambiguous expression of Diaspora Jews is examined. Two essays on the historian Josephus (by James McLaren and John Barclay) examine his crafted reconstructions of Judaean history, and indicate his subaltern tactics, deploying the tools of colonial culture for the advantage of his own. A thorough Introduction relates these studies to the broader field of 'Diaspora studies' in current cultural anthropology. This is volume 45 in the Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha Supplement series.