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Ancient Sources (Material Evidence): Globalisation and Identity in the Western Roman Empire (CLA1357)

15 credits

This module uses the concept of globalisation as a lens through which to view the Roman empire – its expansion, the basis for shared cultures and economies, and impacts on conquered ‘native’ communities. These themes are explored with a particular focus on material culture and archaeology, although no prior knowledge is required at the outset. As well as ancient historians and archaeologists,¬†Globalisation in the Roman empire¬†is recommended for humanities and social science students with an interdisciplinary interest in the historical and anthropological dimensions of globalisation, imperialism and urbanisation.