Cambridge Introduction to Roman Civilization: Peoples of the Roman World
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Cambridge Introduction to Roman Civilization: Peoples of the Roman World

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In this highly-illustrated book, Mary T. Boatwright examines five of the peoples incorporated into the Roman world from the Republican through the Imperial periods: northerners, Greeks, Egyptians, Jews and Christians. She explores the tension between assimilation and distinctiveness in the Roman world over time, as well as the changes effected in Rome by its multicultural nature. Underlining the fundamental importance of diversity in Rome's self-identity, the book explores Roman tolerance of difference and community as the Romans expanded and consolidated their power and incorporated other peoples into their empire. Peoples of the Roman World provides an accessible account of Rome's social, cultural, religious and political history, exploring the rich literary, documentary and visual evidence for these peoples and Rome's reactions to them.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 260 pages
  • 156 x 235 x 16mm | 600g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 6 Plates, color; 11 Maps; 58 Halftones, unspecified; 3 Line drawings, unspecified
  • 0521840627
  • 9780521840620
  • 2,376,527

Table of contents

1. Rome and its peoples; 2. Gauls, Celts, Germans, and other 'northerners'; 3. The Greeks, different yet alike; 4. Egypt and Egyptians in Roman imagination and life; 5. The Jews - political, social, or religious threat, or no threat at all?; 6. Christians, a new people; 7. Rome's peoples and Rome.
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'... there is no other book that might plausibly be used to introduce this topic to an undergraduate audience and as such it is likely to be widely influential as a textbook... this short book is an exceptional achievement.' Bryn Mawr Classical Review "... there is no other book that might plausibly be used to introduce this topic to an undergraduate audience and as such it is likely to be widely influential as a textbook... this short book is an exceptional achievement."
Bryn Mawr Classical Review
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About Mary T. Boatwright

Mary T. Boatwright is Professor of Ancient History in the Department of Classical Studies at Duke University. She is the author of several books, including Hadrian and the City of Rome; Hadrian and the Cities of the Roman Empire; The Romans: From Village to Empire, A History of Ancient Rome from Earliest Times to Constantine (with Daniel J. Gargola and Richard J. A. Talbert); and A Brief History of the Romans (with Daniel J. Gargola and Richard J. A. Talbert).
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