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Globalisation and the Roman world : world history, connectivity and material culture / edited by Martin Pitts, University of Exeter; Miguel John Versluys, University of Leiden.

Publication:
New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Format/Description:
Book
ix, 296 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Rome -- History -- Empire, 284-476.
Rome -- Civilization.
Globalization.
Summary:
"This book explores a new perspective for understanding the Roman world, using connectivity as a major point of departure. Globalisation is apparent in increased flows of objects, people and ideas and in the creation of translocal consciousness in everyday life. Based on these criteria, there is a case for globalisation in the ancient Roman world. Essential for anyone interested in Romanisation, this volume provides the first sustained critical exploration of globalisation theories in Roman archaeology and history. It is written by an international group of scholars who address a broad range of subjects, including Roman imperialism, economics, consumption, urbanism, migration, visual culture and heritage. The contributors explore the implications of understanding material culture in an interconnected Roman world, highlighting several novel directions for future research"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
PART I. INTRODUCTIONS
Globalisations and the Roman world : perspectives and opportunities / Martin Pitts and Miguel John Versluys
Postcolonial and global Rome : the genealogy of empire / Richard Hingley
PART II. CASE STUDIES
Globalisation and the Roman economy / Neville Morley
Globalisation, circulation and mass consumption in the Roman world / Martin Pitts
The global and the local in the Roman Empire : connectivity and mobility from an urban perspective / Ray Laurence and Francesco Trifilo
Polybius's global moment and human mobility throughout ancient Italy / Elena Isayev
Roman visual material culture as globalizing koine / Miguel John Versluys
Oikoymenh : longue durée perspectives on ancient Mediterranean globality / Michael Sommer
Globalisation and Roman cultural heritage / Rob Witcher
PART III. PERSPECTIVES
Ancient Rome and globalization : decentering Rome / Jan Nederveen Pieterse
Global, local and in between : connectivity and the Mediterranean / Tamar Hodos.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Pitts, Martin, editor of compilation.
Versluys, M. J., editor of compilation.
ISBN:
9781107043749 (hardback)
1107043743 (hardback)
9781107619005 (paperback)
1107619009 (paperback)
OCLC:
876679812
Publisher Number:
99960186098
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