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- DescriptionWinner, Tullis Prize, Texas State Historical Association, 2004 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 ecomic mobility, as the imperial peace allowed the emergence of a substantial middle social and ecomic 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. <cite>Baetica Felix builds a new model of Roman-provincial relations through a socio-ecomic history of the province from Julius Caesar to the end of the second century A.D. Describing and analyzing the impact of Roman rule on a core province, Evan Haley addresses two broad questions: what effect did Roman rule have on patterns of settlement and production in Baetica, and how did it contribute to wealth generation and social mobility? His findings conclusively demonstrate that meeting the multiple demands of the Roman state created a substantial freeborn and ex-slave middle stratum of the population that outnumbered both the super-rich elite and the destitute poor.
- Author BiographyEvan W. Haley is Associate Professor of History and Classics at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
- Author(s)Evan W. Haley
- PublisherUniversity of Texas Press
- Date of Publication25/06/2003
- SubjectAncient History
- Place of PublicationAustin, TX
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Texas Press
- Content Note2 maps, 1 photo
- Weight554 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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