Globalisation and the Roman World

Archaeological and Theoretical Perspectives


Author: Martin Pitts

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107043743

Category: History

Page: 308

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This book applies modern theories of globalisation to the ancient Roman world, creating new understandings of Roman archaeology and history. This is the first book to intensely scrutinize the subject through a team of international specialists studying a wide range of topics, including imperialism, economics, migration, urbanism and art.

The Routledge Handbook of Archaeology and Globalization


Author: Tamar Hodos

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1315448998

Category: Social Science

Page: 994

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This unique collection applies globalization concepts to the discipline of archaeology, using a wide range of global case studies from a group of international specialists. The volume spans from as early as 10,000 cal. BP to the modern era, analysing the relationship between material culture, complex connectivities between communities and groups, and cultural change. Each contributor considers globalization ideas explicitly to explore the socio-cultural connectivities of the past. In considering social practices shared between different historic groups, and also the expression of their respective identities, the papers in this volume illustrate the potential of globalization thinking to bridge the local and global in material culture analysis. The Routledge Handbook of Archaeology and Globalization is the first such volume to take a world archaeology approach, on a multi-period basis, in order to bring together the scope of evidence for the significance of material culture in the processes of globalization. This work thus also provides a means to understand how material culture can be used to assess the impact of global engagement in our contemporary world. As such, it will appeal to archaeologists and historians as well as social science researchers interested in the origins of globalization.

Reflections of Roman Imperialisms


Author: Vladimir D. Mihajlović,Marko A. Janković

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527512274

Category: Social Science

Page: 397

View: 9052

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.

Materialising Roman Histories


Author: Astrid Van Oyen,Martin Pitts

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 1785706799

Category: History

Page: 232

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The Roman period witnessed massive changes in the human-material environment, from monumentalised cityscapes to standardised low-value artefacts like pottery. This book explores new perspectives to understand this Roman ‘object boom’ and its impact on Roman history. In particular, the book’s international contributors question the traditional dominance of ‘representation’ in Roman archaeology, whereby objects have come to stand for social phenomena such as status, facets of group identity, or notions like Romanisation and economic growth. Drawing upon the recent material turn in anthropology and related disciplines, the essays in this volume examine what it means to materialise Roman history, focusing on the question of what objects do in history, rather than what they represent. In challenging the dominance of representation, and exploring themes such as the impact of standardisation and the role of material agency, Materialising Roman History is essential reading for anyone studying material culture from the Roman world (and beyond).

Trade and Civilisation

Economic Networks and Cultural Ties, from Prehistory to the Early Modern Era


Author: Kristian Kristiansen,Thomas Lindkvist,Janken Myrdal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108425410

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 594

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Provides the first global analysis of the relationship between trade and civilisation from the beginning of civilisation until the modern era.

Visual Style and Constructing Identity in the Hellenistic World

Nemrud DaÄŸ and Commagene under Antiochos I


Author: Miguel John Versluys

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107141974

Category: Art

Page: 272

View: 737

Located in the small kingdom of Commagene at the upper Euphrates, the late Hellenistic monument of Nemrud Dağ (c.50 BC) has been undeservedly neglected by scholars. Qualified as a Greco-Persian hybrid instigated by a lunatic king, this fascinating project of bricolage has been written out of history. This volume redresses that imbalance, interpreting Nemrud Dağ as an attempt at canon building by Antiochos I in order to construct a dynastic ideology and social order, and proving the monument's importance for our understanding of a crucial transitional phase from Hellenistic to Roman. Hellenistic Commagene therefore holds a profound significance for a number of discussions, such as the functioning of the Hellenistic koine and the genesis of Roman 'art', Hellenism and Persianism in antiquity, dynastic propaganda and the power of images, Romanisation in the East, the contextualising of the Augustan cultural revolution, and the role of Greek culture in the Roman world.

New Perspectives on the Ancient World

Modern Perceptions, Ancient Representations


Author: Pedro Paulo A. Funari,Renata Senna Garraffoni,Bethany Lynn Letalien

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited


Category: Social Science

Page: 248

View: 1446

A collection of essays which grapple with the idea of what ancient history is, and in particular how the discipline can advance in a world that is no longer as tied to the exclusively literary methods of study epitomised by Classics .

Global Connectivity and Local Transformation

A Micro Approach to Studying the Effect of Globalization on Shan[g]hai


Author: Jiaming Sun

Publisher: University Press of Amer


Category: History

Page: 147

View: 9579

By employing the empirical study method, this study features detailed quantitative analyses to measure global connectivity."--Jacket.

Encyclopedia of religion


Author: Lindsay Jones

Publisher: MacMillan Reference Library


Category: Religion

Page: 13

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Among Library Journal's picks of the most important reference works of the millennium - with the Encyclopedia Judaica and the New Catholic Encyclopedia - Mircea Eliade's Encyclopedia of Religion won the American Library Associations' Dartmouth Medal in 1988 and is widely regarded as the standard reference work in the field. This second edition, which is intended to reflect both changes in academia and in the world since 1987, includes almost all of the 2,750 original entries - many heavily updated - as well as approximately 600 entirely new articles. Preserving the best of Eliade's cross-cultural approach, while emphasizing religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture, this new edition is the definitive work in the field for the 21st century. An international team of scholars and contributors have reviewed, revised and added to every word of the classic work, making it relevant to the questions and interests of all researchers. The result is an essential purchase for libraries of all kinds.