Andrew Gardner's An Archaeology of Identity: Soldiers and Society in Late PDF

By Andrew Gardner

ISBN-10: 1598742264

ISBN-13: 9781598742268

ISBN-10: 1598742272

ISBN-13: 9781598742275

What occurred to Roman squaddies in Britain in the course of the decline of the empire within the 4th and fifth centuries? Did they withdraw, illness, or pass local? greater than a query of army historical past, this is often the place to begin for Andrew Gardner’s incisive exploration of social identification in Roman Britain, within the Roman Empire, and in old society. Drawing at the sociological theories of Anthony Giddens and others, Gardner shapes an strategy that specializes in the primary position of perform within the production and upkeep of identities—nationalist, gendered, classification, and ethnic. This thought is then confirmed opposed to the fabric is still of Roman squaddies in Britain to teach how patterning of stratigraphy, structure, and artifacts helps his theoretical build. the result's a retelling of the tale of overdue Roman Britain sharply at odds with the normal text-driven histories and a conception of human motion that gives a lot to present debates around the social sciences.

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