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Title: The significance of Roman material and influence beyond the Empire, in Scotland and Ireland, from c.100 BC - AD 500
Author: Bunter, Michael Patrick
ISNI:       0000 0004 2716 3440
Awarding Body: University of Winchester
Current Institution: University of Winchester
Date of Award: 1998
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In the first part of this thesis, current models of interaction between Rome and Barbaricum are examined, includes both the models developed for Germany and more general theoretical models of interaction and exchange. It also includes previous models developed for Scotland and Ireland. The state of pre-Roman society in northern Britain is discussed, paying particular attention to pre-Roman cultural and economic differences between lowland and highland tribes of Scotland.. The role of the Roman army in northern Britain, and its impact on native society is also discussed. The argument is put forward that Rome's presence on the Clyde-Forth line during the Antonine period was driven by a need to protect its allies in southern Scotland. The concept of `diplomatic exchange' is developed, which used exchange as a means by which to forge diplomatic and economic ties with those beyond the Empire in a way which was mutually benifical. The study concludes that there was a relationship between the amount of Roman material found in native hands in a particular area, the relationship which Rome enjoyed with that area and the level of economic and social development which that culture had attained. Security was always the paramount concern of Rome, and where diplomatic exchange was unable to work, alliances were sought,and allies were aided.
Supervisor: King, Tony ; Thorpe, Nick Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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