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    Staying Roman: Conquest and Identity in Africa and the Mediterranean, 439-700 (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Serie) (Hardback) By (author) Jonathan B. Conant

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    DescriptionWhat did it mean to be Roman once the Roman Empire had collapsed in the West? Staying Roman examines Roman identities in the region of modern Tunisia and Algeria between the fifth-century Vandal conquest and the seventh-century Islamic invasions. Using historical, archaeological and epigraphic evidence, this study argues that the fracturing of the empire's political unity also led to a fracturing of Roman identity along political, cultural and religious lines, as individuals who continued to feel 'Roman' but who were no longer living under imperial rule sought to redefine what it was that connected them to their fellow Romans elsewhere. The resulting definitions of Romanness could overlap, but were not always mutually reinforcing. Significantly, in late antiquity Romanness had a practical value, and could be used in remarkably flexible ways to foster a sense of similarity or difference over space, time and ethnicity, in a wide variety of circumstances.

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    Staying Roman
    Conquest and Identity in Africa and the Mediterranean, 439-700
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jonathan B. Conant
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 442
    Width: 158 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 839 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521196970
    ISBN 10: 0521196973

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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    5 b/w illus. 5 maps 29 tables
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    28 May 2012
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    Jonathan Conant is Assistant Professor of History at the University of San Diego, where his teaching and research focus is on the ancient and medieval Mediterranean.
    Review quote
    'Staying Roman is not only intellectually stimulating and an important contribution to the field of study of Late Antique North Africa, it is noticeably well founded and at the same time a pleasure to read.' Ralf Bockmann, The Medieval Review
    Table of contents
    Introduction; 1. The legitimation of Vandal power; 2. Flight and communications; 3. The old ruling class under the Vandals; 4. New Rome, new Romans; 5. The Moorish alternative; 6. The dilemma of dissent; Aftermath; Conclusions.