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Author Haeussler, R. (Ralph)

Title Becoming Roman? : diverging identities and experiences in ancient northwest Italy
Published Walnut Creek : Left Coast Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (387 pages)
Series UNIV COL LONDON INST ARCH PUB
UNIV COL LONDON INST ARCH PUB
Contents List of Illustrations; Foreword; Preface; Introduction: De-Romanising the Roman Empire; Chapter One. Conceptualising Processes Of Sociocultural Change; Chapter Two. Discrepant Identities in the Republic; Chapter Three. The Roman Framework: Overpowering or Make-believe?; Chapter Four: Adapting and Intergrating in the Principate; Chapter Five. Identity-creation in a Global World; Chapter Six: Conclusions: 'Becoming Roman' in Northwest Italy?; Appendix: Site Index; References; Index
Summary 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 an
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Form Electronic book
ISBN 1611321883
9781611321883