• When not in Rome, still do as the Romans do? Africa from 146 BCE to the 7th century

    Author(s):
    Roland Steinacher (see profile)
    Date:
    2018
    Group(s):
    Archaeology, Late Antiquity
    Subject(s):
    Africa, Barbarians, Roman Empire, Roman history
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/cfe1-x523
    Abstract:
    Studying North Africa poses a variety of problems. Historical as well as archaeological research bears the burden of a colonial view on Africa’s past tending to overemphasize its Roman aspects. Berber (Numidian and Moorish) political entities together with Punic (Carthaginian) cities had a long history when Rome entered the African scene. The history of Roman North Africa in its narrow sense started with the forming of Africa vetus in 146 BCE, after the third Punic War and the destruction of Carthage. For the centuries to come, Rome relied on client kings in Numidia and Mauretania to secure the new province.
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