Skip to content
Cart

Your Cart

×

You have 0 items in your cart.

Register Sign in Wishlist

Globalisation and the Roman World
World History, Connectivity and Material Culture

£20.99

Martin Pitts, Miguel John Versluys, Richard Hingley, Neville Morley, Ray Laurence, Francesco Trifilò, Elena Isayev, Michael Sommer, Rob Witcher, Jan Nederveen Pieterse, Tamar Hodos
View all contributors
  • Date Published: September 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107619005

£ 20.99
Paperback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Hardback, eBook


Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • 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.

    • Despite wide interest in globalisation and many smaller individual studies, this is the first volume to seriously test the application of theories of globalisation in Roman archaeology and history - it is sure to become the standard reference for this topic
    • The contributors are all established scholars at the top of their fields, from Roman archaeology and history to global history and globalisation studies
    • Suggests conclusions promising future lines of inquiry that will be essential reading for the next generation of scholarships on topics such as Romanisation, imperialism and material culture
    Read more

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2016
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107619005
    • length: 308 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.41kg
    • contains: 20 b/w illus. 2 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introductions:
    1. Globalisations and the Roman world: perspectives and opportunities Martin Pitts and Miguel John Versluys
    2. Postcolonial and global Rome: the genealogy of empire Richard Hingley
    Part II. Case Studies:
    3. Globalisation and the Roman economy Neville Morley
    4. Globalisation, circulation and mass consumption in the Roman world Martin Pitts
    5. The global and the local in the Roman Empire: connectivity and mobility from an urban perspective Ray Laurence and Francesco Trifilò
    6. Polybius' global moment and human mobility throughout ancient Italy Elena Isayev
    7. Roman visual material culture as globalising koine Miguel John Versluys
    8. Oikoymenh: longue durée perspectives on ancient Mediterranean globality Michael Sommer
    9. Globalisation and Roman cultural heritage Rob Witcher
    Part III. Perspectives:
    10. Ancient Rome and globalisation: decentering Rome Jan Nederveen Pieterse
    11. Global, local and in between: connectivity and the Mediterranean Tamar Hodos.

  • Editors

    Martin Pitts, University of Exeter
    Martin Pitts is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Exeter. Specialising in the quantitative analysis of consumption patterns, his research addresses the origins of mass consumption and the role of artefacts in large-scale historical processes and how such processes impacted on local cultural practices. Although his focus is on the northwestern Roman Empire, he has also published on consumption in the seventeenth, eighteenth and twentieth centuries. He is co-author, with Dominic Perring, of Alien Cities: Consumption and the Origins of Urbanism in Roman Britain. He has published articles in the American Journal of Archaeology, the European Journal of Archaeology, the Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, Britannia, and the Journal of World-Systems Research.

    Miguel John Versluys, Universiteit Leiden
    Miguel John Versluys is Associate Professor of Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology at the University of Leiden. In 2010, he obtained a Vidi grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research to build his own research group, Cultural Innovation in a Globalising Society: Egypt in the Roman World. In 2011, he was a guest professor at Université de Toulouse II, Le Mirail. In 2013, he received the Zenobia Essay Prize. His main research interest is cultural interaction in the Hellenistic and Roman Mediterranean. He has published many articles in international journals and is the author of several books, including Egyptian Gods in the Hellenistic and Roman Mediterranean: Image and Reality between Local and Global (2012).

    Contributors

    Martin Pitts, Miguel John Versluys, Richard Hingley, Neville Morley, Ray Laurence, Francesco Trifilò, Elena Isayev, Michael Sommer, Rob Witcher, Jan Nederveen Pieterse, Tamar Hodos

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×