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Frontier And Society In Roman North Africa
     

Frontier And Society In Roman North Africa

by David Cherry
 

This book seeks to define the cultural, social, and economic consequences of the Roman occupation of North Africa (c.50 B.C.-250 A.D.), mainly in the semi-arid frontier-zone of what is today Algeria. It also offers a fresh look at the development and purpose of the north African frontier-system. Through detailed examination of the region's archaeological and

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This book seeks to define the cultural, social, and economic consequences of the Roman occupation of North Africa (c.50 B.C.-250 A.D.), mainly in the semi-arid frontier-zone of what is today Algeria. It also offers a fresh look at the development and purpose of the north African frontier-system. Through detailed examination of the region's archaeological and epigraphic record, including the marriage-patterns recorded on its surviving, funerary inscriptions, Cherry demonstrates that there was probably little acculturation in the north African frontier-zone. The Roman army, long considered to be a powerful instrument of Romanization and a bridge to the indigenous societies of the provinces of the Empire, is shown to have functioned primarily as an army of occupation on the north African frontier, segregated, by choice or circumstance, from the region's aboriginal population.

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ISBN-13:
9780198152354
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)

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Montana State University

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