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Title: Wars within the frontiers: archaeologies of rebellion, revolt and civil war
Authors: Christie, Neil J.
First Published: Nov-2013
Publisher: Brill
Citation: Christie, NJ, Wars within the frontiers: archaeologies of rebellion, revolt and civil war, ed. Christie, N;Sarantis, A, 'War and Warfare in Late Antiquity', 8.1 and 8.2, Brill, 2013, pp. 927-968 (41)
Abstract: Civil war is much documented by text, but far too little by archaeology. The later Roman world was one often afflicted by civil conflict and power struggles between rival emperors, generals and troops, and these all appear to have had serious impacts on communities, regions, economies and frontiers. In what ways though can archaeology offer a guide or additional insight into these many conflicts? Or are these wars intangible materially, despite their destructive human impact? This paper broadly considers the types of materials and evidence—from walls to coins—that might reveal something of the 3rd to 5th c. wars that damaged the Roman West in particular, and argues that much more weight needs to be placed on these internal traumas.
Series/Report no.: Late Antique Archaeology;
ISBN: 978-90-04-25257-8
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Chapter
Rights: Copyright © 2013, Brill NV. All rights reserved. Deposited with reference to the publisher's copyright and archiving policy.
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