The Roman Villa of Hoogeloon and the Archaeology of the Periphery
The Roman Villa of Hoogeloon and the Archaeology of the Periphery
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CONTENTS Preface The archaeology of a peripheral region. Theoretical perspectives and methodology Nico Roymans / Ton Derks Texuandri, Tungri, Germani. Different levels of ethnic belonging Nico Roymans / Ton Derks An inventory of the Roman habitation in the Meuse-Demer-Scheldt area Wim De Clercq / Guido Creemers / Henk Hiddink Exploring the rural landscape of a peripheral region Henk Hiddink / Nico Roymans The villa settlement of Hoogeloon-Kerkakkers Henk Hiddink Roman grave monuments at the Kaboutersberg and their relation to the Hoogeloon villa Nico Roymans The agricultural basis of the Hoogeloon villa and the wider region Maaike Groot / Laura Kooistra Arable farming and animal husbandry in the core area of the civitas Tungrorum Fabienne Pigière The villa of Hoogeloon within the civitas Tungrorum Diederick Habermehl Town-country relations from an urban perspective. The Tongeren evidence Alain Vanderhoeven Marginal money. The circulation of Roman money in the rural world of the Meuse-Demer-Scheldt area Joris Aarts Rural cult places and the symbolic construction of supra-local communities Nico Roymans / Ton Derks Major trends in the pottery consumption in the Hoogeloon villa settlement and some contemporary rural settlements in the northern part of the civitas Tungrorum Julie Van Kerckhove The depopulation of the Lower Rhine region in the 3rd century. An archaeological perspective Stijn Heeren A social history of the Hoogeloon villa settlement. A narrative Nico Roymans/Ton Derks Bibliography List of Contributors

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"This is a significant volume, the importance of which goes beyond the intricacies of this individual site. It provides absorbing subject matter for readers interested in the Roman countryside, the rural economy and the incorporation of the provinces (particularly, more ‘marginal’ areas) into the Roman Empire. It does not offer a blueprint for such integration; indeed, the lesson of this project is that such integration could be highly localised. It does, however, demonstrate the diversity of ways hidden in the archaeological record“some perhaps as yet unimagined“of being Roman." - Elizabeth Blanning, Antiquity

"Never before have Dutch archaeologists been able to paint such a complete picture of a rural settlement from Roman times as now in The Roman Villa of Hoogeloon" -Meindert van der Kaaij, Trouw

The Roman Villa of Hoogeloon and the Archaeology of the Periphery

How did the Roman villa complex of Hoogeloon develop in the relatively poor and peripheral hinterland of the Lower Rhine? In this volume, leading specialists in the field offer a multidimensional perspective on the social dynamics that led to the villa’s creation, including the central role played by military and urban networks and native social structures. The essays here examine everything from town and country relations and monetization to the agrarian economy of the region and the ethnic identity of the inhabitants. Shining new light on this key site and the integration of marginal areas in the Roman Empire, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in a comparative analysis of the Roman countryside.

Joris Aarts, Wim de Clercq, Guido Creemers, Ton Derks, Maaike Groot, Diederick Habermehl, Stijn Heeren, Henk Hiddink, Laura Kooistra, Fabienne Pigière, Nico Roymans, Alain Vanderhoeven, Julie van Kerckhove
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Nico Roymans

Nico Roymans is professor of West European archaeology at the VU University in Amsterdam.

Ton Derks

Ton Derks is assistant professor of Roman archaeology at the VU University in Amsterdam.

H. Hiddink

Henk Hiddink is assistant professor of Roman archeology at VU University in Amsterdam.