Modern Perceptions of Roman-Scandinavian Relations: Research History and Interpretations

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Abstract

This article describes the modern research history of connections between Scandinavian Iron Age societies and the Roman Empire focusing more or less on the last half century. In this time, there has been a significant increase in Danish excavations of Roman Iron Age sites, of which several have proved to be of key importance to interpretations of the nature of the relationship between the Empire and Scandinavia. Subsequent scholarly investigations into the different elements of the Roman Iron Age have produced extensive new knowledge about all aspects of
this particular period.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRomans and Barbarians Beyond the Frontiers : Archaeology, Ideology and Identities in the North
EditorsSergio Gonzalez Sanchez, Alexandra Guglielmi
Number of pages22
Volume1
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxbow Books
Publication date2017
Pages83-104
Chapter6
ISBN (Print)9781785706042
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
SeriesTRAC Themes in Archaeology
Volume1

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