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The Resource Rome and the barbarians : 100 B.C.-A.D. 400, Thomas S. Burns

Rome and the barbarians : 100 B.C.-A.D. 400, Thomas S. Burns

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Rome and the barbarians : 100 B.C.-A.D. 400
Title
Rome and the barbarians
Title remainder
100 B.C.-A.D. 400
Statement of responsibility
Thomas S. Burns
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The barbarians of antiquity, long fixed in Western imaginations as the savages who sacked and destroyed Rome, now emerge in this colorful, richly textured history as a much more complex - and far more interesting - factor in the expansion, and eventual unmaking, of the Roman Empire. Thomas S. Burns marshals an abundance of archeological and literary evidence, as well as three decades of study and experience, to bring forth a perceptive and wide-ranging account of the relations between Romans and non-Romans along the frontiers of western Europe from the last years of the Republic into late antiquity." "Surveying a 500-year time span, beginning with early encounters between barbarians and Romans around 100 B.C. and ending with the spread of barbarian settlement within the western Empire around A.D. 400, Burns removes the barbarians from their former narrow niche as invaders and conquerors and places them in the broader context of neighbors, (sometimes bitter) friends, and ultimately settlers and prospective Romans, themselves." "This nuanced history shows how Rome's relations with the barbarians - and vice versa - slowly but inexorably evolved from general ignorance, hostility, and suspicion toward tolerance, synergy, and integration. What he describes is, in fact, a drawn-out period of acculturation, characterized more by continuity than by change and conflict, leading to the creation of a new Romano-barbarian hybrid society and culture that anticipated the values and traditions of medieval civilization."--Jacket
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DLC
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1945-
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Burns, Thomas S.
Dewey number
303.48/2360397/09015
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DG254.2
LC item number
.B87 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Ancient society and history
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  • Roman provinces
  • Acculturation
  • Rome
  • Rome
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Rome and the barbarians : 100 B.C.-A.D. 400, Thomas S. Burns
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 431-452) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sometimes bitter friends -- Recognition, confrontation, and co-existence -- Through Caesar's eyes -- The early empire and the Barbarians -- Perspectives from Pannonia -- The Barbarians and the "crisis" of the empire -- Barbarians and the late Roman Empire -- Epilogue -- Appendix: Most important Roman emperors and usurpers
Control code
50694886
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 461 pages
Isbn
9780801873065
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002015858
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Rome and the barbarians : 100 B.C.-A.D. 400, Thomas S. Burns
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 431-452) 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
Sometimes bitter friends -- Recognition, confrontation, and co-existence -- Through Caesar's eyes -- The early empire and the Barbarians -- Perspectives from Pannonia -- The Barbarians and the "crisis" of the empire -- Barbarians and the late Roman Empire -- Epilogue -- Appendix: Most important Roman emperors and usurpers
Control code
50694886
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 461 pages
Isbn
9780801873065
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002015858
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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