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Attitudes to Roman Imperialism

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Richard Hingley

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It is argued that Romano-British studies have been influenced by the existence and organisation of Britain’s own empire. A positive conception of Roman imperialism is still current and this indicates that many Romanists have yet to escape from moral precepts derived from our own imperial past. In recent years a number of authors have criticised the use of pro-imperialist models, but reviews of models outlined by members of the post- imperial generations should be equally critical. One influential model outlines the nature of the Roman Empire as a gigantic ‘common market’; it will be argued that the Common Market/European Community also forms an inappropriate model for the study of the Roman Empire.

How to Cite: Hingley, R., (1993). Attitudes to Roman Imperialism. Theoretical Roman Archaeology Journal. (1991), pp.23–27. DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/TRAC1991_23_27
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Published on 01 Apr 1993.
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