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Objects and Identities: Roman Britain and the North-Western Provinces

Hella Eckardt


This book explores ancient Rome's northern provinces through the portable artefacts people used and left behind. Objects are crucial to our understanding of the past, and can be used to explore interlinking aspects of identity. For example, can we identify incomers? How are exotic materials (such as amber and ivory) and objects depicting ‘the exotic’ (e.g. Africans) consumed? Do regional styles exist below the homogenising influence of Roman trade? How do all these aspects of identity interact with others, such as status, gender, and age? This book combines theoretical awareness and a willingn ... More

Keywords: ancient Rome, northern provinces, artefacts, identity, exotic materials, trade, material culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199693986
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199693986.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hella Eckardt, author
Associate Professor in Roman Archaeology, University of Reading