Rome and the north-western Mediterranean: Integration and connectivity c. 150–70 BC [Hardback]

Toni Ñaco del Hoyo (Editor); Jordi Principal (Editor); Mike Dobson (Editor)

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ISBN: 9781789257175 | Published by: Oxbow Books | Publication: January 2022 | Language: English 288p, H280 x W216 (mm) B/w
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Rome and the north-western Mediterranean

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To date, Rome's intervention to the West from the mid-second century BC has not really been looked at with any sense of overview. Instead, there has been an unconnected series of micro-regional studies looking at particular areas, from the river Ebro in Spain round to Italy on the land front, and from the Balearic Islands to Corsica, Sardinia and even Sicily as regards the seaborne aspect. In contrast, the aim of this volume is to push the historical and archaeological debates about Rome's expansion beyond these traditional geographical boundaries and the discipline-based previous research. The entire north-western Mediterranean is treated as a micro-region and is addressed using various interdisciplinary approaches. The result is to provide an innovative and comprehensive overview of the north-western Mediterranean in a period of historical crossroads, aided particularly by focusing on the connectivity and integration within this region as two interrelated issues. While Republican Rome enforced itself as an expansive power towards the West, all sorts of polities, military operations and individuals also played a significant role in creating interconnectivity and integration of the north-western Mediterranean into a new hybrid reality. In order to uncover such processes of hybridisation, contributors to this volume were encouraged to focus on the historical, archaeological and numismatic material from several areas within the region, and to incorporate aspects of interdisciplinary methodologies in order to address the region’s military, political, social and economic interconnections with Italy, Rome and each other within the overall period.

Table of Contents

List of contents
List of Abbreviations
List of Figures
List of Maps
Note on Contributors
INTRODUCTION: connecting dots in troubled waters
J. Principal, T. Ñaco del Hoyo, M. Dobson
ROME, ITALY AND THE WEST
1. Rome et l’Occident méditerranéen
François Cadiou
2. The use of non-Roman coins in Italy, third to first centuries BC
Marleen Termeer
3. Military connectivity between Romans and non-Romans in the West
Fernando Quesada
4. Trade, information and institutions in the western Mediterranean (fourth to second centuries BC)
Alexis Gorgues
5. The Papirii Carbones 168–113 BC: Roman aristocrats between Italy and the West
Ferran Sisa-Martínez
HISPANIA CITERIOR AND GALLIA TRANSALPINA
6. Les premiers indices de la présence romaine à l'est des Pyrénées: regards croisés sur un espace tampon situé entre Gaule et Ibérie à l'orée des IIIe–IIe s. av. J.-C.
Ingrid Dunyach, Étienne Roudier and Jerôme Bénézet
7. Numantia. A green and pleasant land. Not once the Romans arrived!
Mike Dobson
8. Réseaux commerciaux en Transalpine avant et après la conquête de 125 av. J-C.
Corinne Sanchez
9. Late Iron Age Iberians from coastal north-eastern Hispania and Rome
Josep Burch, Ana Costa, Neus Coromina, Carla Masó, Josep M. Nolla, Lluís Palahí, Marc Prat, Jordi Sagrera, Josefina Simon, David Vivó and Jordi Vivo
10. Late Iron Age Iberians and Rome in the Segre valley (North-East Hispania): Transformation and Integration
Ignasi Garcés and Borja Martín
11. Tolosa Tectosagum: place of power and centre of logistics between Gallia Transalpina and Hispania Citerior
Pierre Moret and Sandra Eymard
12. Integration and connectivity at a crossroads: ‘El Camp de les Lloses (Tona, Osona)’
Imma Mestres, Montserrat Duran, Carles Padrós and Jordi Principal
13. The coinage from north-east of Hispania Citerior and Rome, c. 150–70 BC
Marta Campo
14. Monnaies celtiques et intérêts italiens en Gaule méridionale au temps de la conquête romaine
Eneko Hiriart and Charles Parisot-Sillon
SEABORNE CONNECTIVITY
15. Shipwrecks and trade in the north-western Mediterranean during the second century BC: the sea as an agent of connectivity
Franca Cibecchini
16. Emporion and its port in the second century BC
Pere Castanyer, Marta Santos, Joaquim Tremoleda and Elisa Hernández
17. Exploring the ‘cultural revolution’ and Mediterranean connectivity in Sicily between Hellenisation and Romanisation: a reassessment aided by the archaeology
Daniele Malfitana
18. Punic Cultural Roots, Agricultural Production and Trade in Roman Republican Sardinia (mid-second to early first century BC)
Andrea Roppa
19. Rome and the political dimension of piracy in the North-Western Mediterranean
Alfonso Álvarez-Ossorio
20. The Balearic Islands between traders and pirates. Connectivity in the late-second century BC
Bartomeu Vallori-Márquez
21. Ports of call and maritime routes within the north-western Mediterranean
Gerard Cabezas-Guzmán & Gerard R. Ventós
EPILOGUE
22. Italy and the eastern Mediterranean, 150–70 BC: the Roman and Italian economic ‘diaspora’ as a factor of connectivity between West and the East
Sophia Zoumbaki and Michalis Karambinis
23. A message in a bottle crossing new hybrid boundaries: the north-western Mediterranean
Jordi Principal and Toni Ñaco del Hoyo
Transcribed discussions (Workshop, Girona April 2021)
End Matter
Index

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