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Roman Villa of Hoogeloon and the Archaeology of the Periphery (Hardcover)
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This book is about the Roman villa complex of Hoogeloon, a key site for the understanding of the impact of empire on a peripheral region in the Roman North. The volume is not a simple site report but the synthesis of an academic research programme. It offers an original, multi-dimensional perspective on the social dynamics that led to the development of a large villa in the relatively poor and peripheral hinterland of the Lower Rhine limes. A central role is attributed to agency and the interplay of military and urban networks and native social structures. At the same time the book offers a synthesis of one of the best investigated rural areas of the Roman empire. Themes discussed include town-country relations, monetization, the agrarian economy of the region, changing settlement systems, and the ethnic identity of the inhabitants. This collection of essays written by leading specialists in the field offers a fresh perspective on the integration of marginal areas in the Roman Empire and is essential reading for anyone interested in the comparative analysis of the Roman countryside.
How did the Roman villa complex of Hoogeloon develop in the relatively poor and peripheral hinterland of the Lower Rhine? In this volume, leading specialists in the field offer a multidimensional perspective on the social dynamics that led to the villa?s creation, including the central role played by military and urban networks and native social structures. The essays here examine everything from town and country relations and monetization to the agrarian economy of the region and the ethnic identity of the inhabitants. Shining new light on this key site and the integration of marginal areas in the Roman Empire, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in a comparative analysis of the Roman countryside.
Number of Pages: 346
Genre: Social Science
Series Title: Amsterdam Archaeological Studies
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Street Date: April 15, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 247-03-2994
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