Ancient Sources (Material Evidence): Globalisation and Identity in the Western Roman Empire (CLA2357)

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.