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Ethnic identity and imperial power : the Batavians in the early Roman empire, Nico Roymans

Ethnic identity and imperial power : the Batavians in the early Roman empire
Ethnic identity and imperial power
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the Batavians in the early Roman empire
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Nico Roymans
An empirically-based analysis of the emergence of the Batavian ethnicity within the Roman Empire
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  • The adoption of coinage
  • The emergence of regional sanctuaries
  • The development of a major nucleated settlement at Kessel/Lith
  • The mass circulation of glass bracelets
  • Discussion. A new kind of society in the Lower Rhine region?
  • 3.
  • Caesar's conquest and the ethnic reshuffling of the Lower Rhine frontier zone.
  • Major changes in the tribal map after the Roman conquest
  • Archaeological discussion on continuity and discontinuity of habitation in the Rhine delta in the later 1st century BC
  • The Lower Rhine population and their presumed Germanic ethnicity
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  • 4.
  • The gold triskeles coinages of the Eburones.
  • Late Iron Age coin circulation in the Lower Rhine region
  • The triskeles Scheers 31 type coins: typology, metrology, and distribution
  • Chronology and the problem of historical interpretation
  • Ascription to the Eburones and the link to Caesar's conquest
  • Patterns of deposition and loss: the archaeological contexts
  • Appendix 4.1. List of 'imported' gold staters found in the Lower Rhine region
  • Appendix:
  • Descriptive list of the Scheers 31 triskeles coins
  • Research aims, central concepts and perspectives.
  • 5.
  • Roman frontier politics and the formation of a Batavian polity.
  • The roots of the alliance between the Romans and Batavians
  • On the role of a king
  • From kingship to magistrature
  • 6.
  • The Lower Rhine triquetrum coinages and the formation of a Batavian polity.
  • Distribution, classification and chronology of the Lower Rhine triquetrum coinages
  • Batavian emissions?
  • Production, circulation and deposition of triquetrum coinages in the Batavian river area. Some Hypotheses
  • The study of ethnicity and ethnogenesis
  • Appendix:
  • List of sites where triquetrum coins have been found
  • 7.
  • Kessel/Lith. A Late Iron Age central place in the Rhine/Meuse delta.
  • Dredged from sand and gravel. History of the finds, the find circumstances, and representativity
  • Description of the find complex
  • The Meuse/Waal river junction at Kessel /Lith in the Late Iron Age and Early Roman period
  • Settlement, cult place or battlefield? Interpretation of the find complex at Kessel/Lith
  • A monumental Roman temple at Kessel
  • Grinnes and Vada
  • Roman imperial power and the ethnic dynamics in the Lower Rhine frontier
  • The Kessel/Lith settlement from a Northwest-European perspective
  • Kessel/Lith as a centre of power and a key place in the construction of a Batavian identity group
  • Appendix:
  • Descriptive catalogue of the metal finds dredged at Kessel/Lith
  • 8.
  • The political and institutional structure of the pre-Flavian civitas Batavorum.
  • Roman imperialism and the control of tribal groups in the Germanic frontier
  • The municipalisation of the civitas Batavorum
  • Nijmegen as a central place
  • The pre-Flavian civitas Batavorum and its relation to coastal tribes in the Rhine/Meuse delta
  • Ethnicity, texts and material culture. Methodological considerations
  • Civitas organisation and Batavian identity
  • 9.
  • Foederis Romani monumenta. Public memorials of the alliance with Rome.
  • The marble head of Julius Caesar from Nijmegen
  • The Tiberius column from Nijmegen
  • A fragment of an imperial tabula patronatus from Escharen
  • Discussion
  • 10.
  • Image and self-image of the Batavians.
  • The Roman army and the cultivation of a Batavian identity
  • Structure of the text
  • Dominant Roman images of the Batavians
  • Dominant elements in the self-image of Batavians
  • 11.
  • Hercules and the construction of a Batavian identity in the context of the Roman empire.
  • Introduction. Myth, history and the construction of collective identities
  • Evidence for Trojan foundation myths in Gaul and Britain
  • Hercules as the first civiliser of the Germanic frontier
  • The cult of Hercules among the Batavians
  • The appeal of the Roman Hercules and the construction of a Batavian identity
  • The Hercules sanctuaries and their significance for the construction of a Batavian identity<--
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  • On the Hercules cult in the other civitates of Lower Germany
  • Discussion
  • 12.
  • Conclusion and epilogue.
  • The ethnogenesis of the Batavians. A summary
  • From a Batavian people to a Roman civitas?
  • The case of the Batavians and ethnogenetic theory
  • Social change in the Late Iron Age Lower Rhine region.
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