Peoples of the Roman World by Mary T. BoatwrightPeoples of the Roman World by Mary T. Boatwright

Peoples of the Roman World

byMary T. Boatwright

Paperback | February 13, 2012

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In this highly-illustrated book, Mary T. Boatwright examines five of the peoples incorporated into the Roman world from the Republican through the Imperial periods: northerners, Greeks, Egyptians, Jews, and Christians. She explores over time the tension between assimilation and distinctiveness in the Roman world, as well as the changes effected in Rome by its multicultural nature. Underlining the fundamental importance of diversity in Rome's self-identity, the book explores Roman tolerance of difference and community as the Romans expanded and consolidated their power and incorporated other peoples into their empire. The Peoples of the Roman World provides an accessible account of Rome's social, cultural, religious, and political history, exploring the rich literary, documentary, and visual evidence for these peoples and Rome's reactions to them.
Title:Peoples of the Roman WorldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.47 inPublished:February 13, 2012Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521549949

ISBN - 13:9780521549943

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Table of Contents

1. Rome and its peoples; 2. Gauls, Celts, Germans, and other 'northerners'; 3. The Greeks, different yet alike; 4. Egypt and Egyptians in Roman imagination and life; 5. The Jews - political, social, or religious threat, or no threat at all?; 6. Christians, a new people; 7. Rome's peoples and Rome.