The universal and the local in the Civitas Batavorum
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Intense recruitment for the Roman army among the Batavians of the Lower Rhine exposed their community more profoundly to Latin literacy and the universal culture of the empire than many other provinces. However, through an anthropological examination of their community, the present paper demonstrates that even under these conditions, the cultural amalgamation of the imperial and the local was limited, and Batavian society retained a markedly distinct culture throughout centuries of Roman rule.
Christensen , K K 2023 , ' The universal and the local in the Civitas Batavorum ' , Journal of Ancient History , vol. 11 , no. 1 , pp. 130-148 . https://doi.org/10.1515/jah-2022-0020
Journal of Ancient History
Copyright © 2023 Kristian Kanstrup Christensen, published by De Gruyter. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
DescriptionFunding: This article was made possible by funding from the Carlsberg Foundation.
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