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Moving Romans: Migration to Rome in the Principate

Laurens E. Tacoma

Abstract

Moving Romans offers an analysis of Roman migration by applying general insights, models, and theories from the field of migration history. It provides a coherent framework for the study of Roman migration on the basis of a detailed study of migration to the city of Rome in the first two centuries AD. It advocates an approach in which voluntary migration is studied together with the forced migration of slaves and the state-organized migration of soldiers. It discusses the nature of institutional responses to migration, arguing that state controls focused mainly on status preservation rather th ... More

Keywords: Migration, mobility, Rome, demography, voluntary migration, forced migration, state-organized migration, slavery, labour

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198768050
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198768050.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Laurens E. Tacoma, author
Lecturer in Ancient History, Leiden University