Item description for Ethnic Identity and Imperial Power: The Batavians in the Early Roman Empire (Amsterdam University Press - Amsterdam Archaeological Studies) by Nico Roymans...
This probing case study examines the evolution of the ethnic identity of the Batavians, a lower Rhineland tribe in the western marches of the Roman Empire. Drawing on extensive historical and archaeological data, Nico Roymans examines how between 50 BCE and 70 CE, the Romans cultivated the Batavians as an ethnic "other" by intensively recruiting them to the Roman army while simultaneously carrying out extermination campaigns against other tribes in the region. Roymans also considers how the status of the Batavian settlement reveals intriguing insights into Roman definitions of "civilization" and "barbarism." Ethnic Identity and Imperial Power is a fascinating anthropological study on how ancient frontier peoples negotiated their self-image.
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Studio: Amsterdam University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.97" Width: 8.5" Height: 0.94" Weight: 3.26 lbs.
Release Date Jan 15, 2005
Publisher Amsterdam University Press
ISBN 9053567054 ISBN13 9789053567050
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More About Nico Roymans
Nico Roymans is professor of Roman archaeology and prehistory at VU University Amsterdam.