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Evan W. Haley

Baetica Felix : People and Prosperity in Southern Spain from Caesar to Septimius Severus

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ISBN: 0292734646
Издательство: University of Texas Press
Год издания: 2003
Book Description"By carefully identifying a 'mid-spectrum' population and then showing clearly how numerous and important they were in the Roman world, Haley makes an extremely sound, well argued, and well documented case for revising our basic concept of the organization of the free Roman social world. . . . His scholarship is absolutely first rate." --Robert C. Knapp, Professor of Classics, University of California, Berkeley Baetica, the present-day region of Andalusia in southern Spain, was the wealthiest province of the Roman Empire. Its society was dynamic and marked by upward social and economic mobility, as the imperial peace allowed the emergence of a substantial middle social and economic stratum. Indeed, so mutually beneficial was the imposition of Roman rule on the local population of Baetica that it demands a new understanding of the relationship between Imperial Rome and its provinces. Baetica Felix builds a new model of Roman-provincial relations through a...