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The Resource Frontiers of the Roman Empire : a social and economic study, C.R. Whittaker

Frontiers of the Roman Empire : a social and economic study, C.R. Whittaker

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Frontiers of the Roman Empire : a social and economic study
Title
Frontiers of the Roman Empire
Title remainder
a social and economic study
Statement of responsibility
C.R. Whittaker
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Subject
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
  • Although the Roman empire was one of the longest lasting in history, it was never ideologically conceived by its rulers or inhabitants as a territory within fixed limits. Yet the Roman armies clearly reached certain points - which today we call frontiers - where they simply stopped advancing and annexing new territories. In Frontiers of the Roman Empire C.R. Whittaker examines the Roman frontiers in terms of what they meant to the Romans and in their military, economic, and social function
  • Whittaker begins by discussing the Romans' ideological vision of geographic space - demonstrating, for example, how an interest in precise boundaries of organized territories never included a desire to set limits on controls of unorganized space beyond these territories. He then describes the role of frontiers in the expanding empire, including an attempt to answer the question of why the frontiers stopped where they did. He examines the economy and society of the frontiers. Finally, he discusses the pressure hostile outsiders placed on the frontiers, and their eventual collapse
  • Observing that frontiers are rarely, if ever, static, Whittaker concludes that the very success of the Roman frontiers as permeable border zones sowed the seeds of their eventual destruction. As the frontiers of the late empire ceased to function, the ideological distinctions between Romans and barbarians became blurred. Yet the very permeability of the frontiers, Whittaker contends, also permitted a transformation of Roman society, breathing new life into the empire rather than causing its complete extinction
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Whittaker, C. R
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Ancient society and history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Boundaries
  • Rome
Label
Frontiers of the Roman Empire : a social and economic study, C.R. Whittaker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-330) 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
Introduction: The Historiography of Frontiers -- 1. Space, Power, and Society -- 2. Frontiers and the Growth of Empire -- 3. Why Did the Frontiers Stop Where They Did? -- 4. Economy and Society of the Frontiers -- 5. The Frontiers under Pressure -- 6. The Collapse of the Frontiers -- 7. Warlords and Landlords in the Later Empire
Control code
28632172
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 341 pages
Isbn
9780801846779
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(WaOLN)1588990
Label
Frontiers of the Roman Empire : a social and economic study, C.R. Whittaker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-330) 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
Introduction: The Historiography of Frontiers -- 1. Space, Power, and Society -- 2. Frontiers and the Growth of Empire -- 3. Why Did the Frontiers Stop Where They Did? -- 4. Economy and Society of the Frontiers -- 5. The Frontiers under Pressure -- 6. The Collapse of the Frontiers -- 7. Warlords and Landlords in the Later Empire
Control code
28632172
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 341 pages
Isbn
9780801846779
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(WaOLN)1588990

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