Session508
TitleBeyond the Invasion Narrative: The Roman World and Its Neighbours in Late Antiquity, III - Romans and Barbarians in Britain
Date/TimeTuesday 12 July 2011: 09.00-10.30
 
OrganiserGuy Halsall, Department of History, University of York
 
Moderator/ChairSimon MacLean, School of History, University of St Andrews
 
Paper 508-a From Ciuitas to Kingdom?: Romanitas in the British Provinces and beyond
(Language: English)
Alex Woolf, Department of Mediaeval History, University of St Andrews
Paper 508-b Thoughts on the Roman and Native Discoveries of Pictishness
(Language: English)
James E. Fraser, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
Paper 508-c Breaking down the Wall: Rome and North Britain in the Late Roman Period
(Language: English)
Fraser Hunter, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
 
AbstractDiscussions of the Empire and its neighbours, of migrations and internal development have tended to focus on the Rhine and Danube limes.
This session looks instead at Britain to bring out some of the major themes examined in this strand of sessions: the interaction between Rome and the people beyond the frontiers and the close cultural integration of the two regions. This shows how the changes within the Empire produced change beyond the frontier depending on the extent of links between the regions. It will also look at how the 'barbarians' even when at home tried very hard to become Roman. This was not a world of purely violent antagonism and confrontation.