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The Resource Imperialism, power, and identity : experiencing the Roman empire, David J. Mattingly

Imperialism, power, and identity : experiencing the Roman empire, David J. Mattingly

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Imperialism, power, and identity : experiencing the Roman empire
Title
Imperialism, power, and identity
Title remainder
experiencing the Roman empire
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David J. Mattingly
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Language
eng
Summary
Despite what history has taught us about imperialism's destructive effects on colonial societies, many classicists continue to emphasize disproportionately the civilizing and assimilative nature of the Roman Empire and to hold a generally favorable view of Rome's impact on its subject peoples. Imperialism, Power, and Identity boldly challenges this view using insights from postcolonial studies of modern empires to offer a more nuanced understanding of Roman imperialism. Rejecting outdated notions about Romanization, David Mattingly focuses instead on the concept of identity to reveal a Roman society made up of far-flung populations whose experience of empire varied enormously. He examines the nature of power in Rome and the means by which the Roman state exploited the natural, mercantile, and human resources within its frontiers. Mattingly draws on his own archaeological work in Britain, Jordan, and North Africa and covers a broad range of topics, including sexual relations and violence; census-taking and taxation; mining and pollution; land and labor; and art and iconography. He shows how the lives of those under Rome's dominion were challenged, enhanced, or destroyed by the empire's power, and in doing so he redefines the meaning and significance of Rome in today's debates about globalization, power, and empire --
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Mattingly, David J
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Miriam S. Balmuth lectures in ancient history and archaeology
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  • Acculturation
  • Imperialism
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Roman provinces
  • Romans
  • Rome
  • Rome
  • Rome
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Imperialism, power, and identity : experiencing the Roman empire, David J. Mattingly
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Preface: My Roman empire -- Imperialisms and colonialisms -- From imperium to imperialism : writing the Roman empire -- From one colonialism to another : imperialism and the Maghreb -- Regime change, resistance, and reconstruction : imperialism ancient and modern -- Power, sex, and empire -- Ruling regions, exploiting resources -- Landscapes of imperialism : Africa, a landscape of opportunity? -- Metals and metalla : a Roman copper-mining landscape in the Wadi Faynan, Jordan -- Identity and discrepancy -- Family values : art and power at Ghirza in the Libyan pre-desert -- Afterword: Empire experienced
Control code
FIEb17512219
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 342 pages
Isbn
9780691146058
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)717717378
Label
Imperialism, power, and identity : experiencing the Roman empire, David J. Mattingly
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Preface: My Roman empire -- Imperialisms and colonialisms -- From imperium to imperialism : writing the Roman empire -- From one colonialism to another : imperialism and the Maghreb -- Regime change, resistance, and reconstruction : imperialism ancient and modern -- Power, sex, and empire -- Ruling regions, exploiting resources -- Landscapes of imperialism : Africa, a landscape of opportunity? -- Metals and metalla : a Roman copper-mining landscape in the Wadi Faynan, Jordan -- Identity and discrepancy -- Family values : art and power at Ghirza in the Libyan pre-desert -- Afterword: Empire experienced
Control code
FIEb17512219
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 342 pages
Isbn
9780691146058
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)717717378

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