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Imperialism, Power, and Identity Experiencing the Roman Empire

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ISBN-10: 0691160171

ISBN-13: 9780691160177

Edition: 2014 (Revised)

Authors: David J. Mattingly

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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from postcolonial studies of modern empires to offer a more nuanced understanding of Roman imperialism.Rejecting outdated notions about Romanization, David Mattingly focuses instead on the concept of identity to reveal a Roman society made up of far-flung populations whose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…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 12/3/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 376
Size: 0.10" wide x 0.10" long x 0.10" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

David Mattinglyis professor of Roman archaeology and ancient history at the University of Leicester.