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‘Rabbinic Culture’ and Roman Culture

SETH SCHWARTZ

in Rabbinic Texts and the History of Late-Roman Palestine

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264744
eISBN:
9780191734663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264744.003.0017
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines Roman culture through an analysis of rabbinic literature. The findings indicate that Rabbinic texts tell satisfyingly complex stories about Roman culture and its reception. The ... More


‘All that Peter Stands For’: The Romanitas of the Codex Amiatinus Reconsidered

Jennifer O’Reilly

in Anglo-Saxon/Irish Relations before the Vikings

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264508
eISBN:
9780191734120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264508.003.0016
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines the romanitas of the Codex Amiatinus. It suggests that the choice of uncial script in Northumbria in the 660s and 670s was a political act and that the association of uncial ... More


Rome and the Britons, 400–664

T. M. Charles-Edwards

in Wales and the Britons, 350-1064

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198217312
eISBN:
9780191744778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198217312.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

In 400 Britain remained part of the Roman Empire and enjoyed the material benefits that came with an extensive market for goods borne by long‐distance trade. In the fifth century it suffered a ... More


Druids Underground: Rebellion, Resistance and Revitalisation Ion in the Western Roman Provinces

Miranda Aldhouse-Green

in Caesar's Druids: Story of an Ancient Priesthood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300124422
eISBN:
9780300165883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300124422.003.0012
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter argues that the Classical texts will only inadvertently provide insights into subversion of or counter-thrusts against religious romanitas, and that it is archaeological evidence to ... More


‘I will give you nations as your heritage’ (Psalm 2:8): Trade, Culture and Empire in the Early Centuries

Gilbert Márkus

in Conceiving a Nation: Scotland to 900 AD

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748678983
eISBN:
9781474435208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748678983.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Scotland’s first appearance in the historical record comes through its international trading links, and is seen initially through the eyes of those who write about it: traders, and then Roman ... More


‘Tumult among the Nations’ (Psalm 2:1): The Development of Sub-Roman Kingdoms

Gilbert Márkus

in Conceiving a Nation: Scotland to 900 AD

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748678983
eISBN:
9781474435208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748678983.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Following the collapse of Roman imperial rule in Britain, a considerable amount of romanitas remained in the local communities: there was some Latin writing and a degree of spoken Latin in some parts ... More


Draining Resources

Laurens E. Tacoma

in Roman Political Culture: Seven Studies of the Senate and City Councils of Italy from the First to the Sixth Century AD

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198850809
eISBN:
9780191885679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850809.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses the sixth characteristic of Roman political culture: ambiguity in the agency of benefactions. It is analysed on the basis of a small dossier concerning a drainage project ... More


Anglo-Saxon church groups

Helen Gittos

in Liturgy, Architecture, and Sacred Places in Anglo-Saxon England

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199270903
eISBN:
9780191804304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199270903.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the evidence for the chronology and development of Anglo-Saxon church groups as a common way in which sacred places were organized. It summarizes current ideas about the form ... More


Memory and the Construction of City Identity

Veronica West-Harling

in Rome, Ravenna, and Venice, 750-1000: Byzantine Heritage, Imperial Present, and the Construction of City Identity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198754206
eISBN:
9780191815942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198754206.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Cultural History

The departure point of this book was the Roman past as a common ground in all three cities. This is confirmed through anthroponymy, law and notarial practices, art, titles, status, topography, and ... More


Concluding Thoughts

Veronica West-Harling

in Rome, Ravenna, and Venice, 750-1000: Byzantine Heritage, Imperial Present, and the Construction of City Identity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198754206
eISBN:
9780191815942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198754206.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Cultural History

This study has shown that, notwithstanding the strength of the ‘Roman’ past of these 3 post-Byzantine cities, there are considerable differences between them both quantitatively and qualitatively as ... More


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