Constructing Communities in the Late Roman Countryside (BOK)

Cam Grey

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This book is the first comprehensive treatment of the 'small politics' of rural communities in the Late Roman world. It places the diverse fates of those communities within a generalized model for exploring rural social systems. Fundamentally, social interactions in rural contexts in the period revolved around the desire of individual households to insure themselves against catastrophic subsistence failure and the need of the communities in which they lived to manage the attendant social tensions, inequalities and conflicts. A focus upon the politics of reputation in those communities provides a striking contrast to the picture painted by the legislation and the writings of Rome's literate elite: when viewed from the point of view of the peasantry, issues such as the Christianization of the countryside, the emergence of new types of patronage relations, and the effects of the new system of taxation upon rural social structures take on a different aspect.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Cam Grey
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9781107011625
Antall sider 284 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,8cm x 2,1cm
Vekt 590 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form European history, Ancient history: to c 500 CE, Social & cultural history, Rural communities