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Roman imperialism and the ‘post imperial age’

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This introduction aims to provide a context for the papers which follow, first by suggesting that the study of the provinces of the Roman Empire is properly the study not of imperialism, but of colonialism; and second by outlining the development and characteristics of the body of post-colonial theory which has informed the papers collected here. I will begin with the contention that the exploration of colonialism in the Roman Empire – the exploration of the maintenance of colonial control by Rome, and of the experiences of the indigenous peoples of the provinces - has fallen by the wayside of a debate as to whether the Rome Empire may be considered imperialist, in the highly specific sense in which that term has come to be understood since the late-nineteenth century. [Taken from the introduction]

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Webster, J. ‘Roman imperialism and the ‘post imperial age’’ in Webster, J.; Cooper, N. (eds.) Roman imperialism : post-colonial perspectives, (Copyright © 1996, the individual authors), pp. 1-17

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School of Archaeological Studies, University of Leicester

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0951037765

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1996

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20/11/2013

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http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/archaeology/research/monographs

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Leicester Archaeology Monographs;No. 3

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