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Imperialism, Power, and Identity: Experiencing the Roman Empire

David J. Mattingly


Despite what history has taught us about imperialism's destructive effects on colonial societies, many classicists continue to emphasize disproportionately the civilizing and assimilative nature of the Roman Empire and to hold a generally favorable view of Rome's impact on its subject peoples. This book boldly challenges this view using insights from postcolonial studies of modern empires to offer a more nuanced understanding of Roman imperialism. Rejecting outdated notions about Romanization, the book focuses instead on the concept of identity to reveal a Roman society made up of far-flung po ... More

Keywords: Roman imperialism, Roman Empire, Romanization, globalization, power, empire, Roman society

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780691160177
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691160177.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David J. Mattingly, author
University of Leicester