Rome and Baetica: Urbanization in Southern Spain C. 50 BC-AD 150

Rome and Baetica: Urbanization in Southern Spain C. 50 BC-AD 150

by A. T. Fear
     
 

Fear explores the cultural interaction between Rome and the various native groups found in Baetica (ancient Andalusia). It examines the degree to which Rome wished to change the area, how far our available evidence will allow us to see the outcome of such attempts, and the varied reactions of the native populations to the Roman presence. Fear concludes that the

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Fear explores the cultural interaction between Rome and the various native groups found in Baetica (ancient Andalusia). It examines the degree to which Rome wished to change the area, how far our available evidence will allow us to see the outcome of such attempts, and the varied reactions of the native populations to the Roman presence. Fear concludes that the traditional model of "Romanization and resistance" is deficient for understanding the Baetican province and argues that Roman Imperialism is best seen through a model which emphasizes "the creation of new synthetic cultural forms."

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"An important contribution to understanding ancient urbanization....Recommended for readers at all levels."—Choice

"...[Fear] has produced an impressive compilation of material and has marshaled it to support and illustrate in detail a thesis of non-intentionality in the Romanization process in southern Spain."—Bryn Mawr Classical Review

"...a thorough analysis of Romanization in Baetica from Republican times to mid-second century A.D."—Ancient History Bulletin

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198150275
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/28/1996
Series:
Oxford Classical Monographs Series
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.81(h) x 0.87(d)
Lexile:
1570L (what's this?)

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