Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference Leicester 1998.

Patricia Baker, Colin Forcey, Sophia Jundy and Robert Witcher.

Paperback. 171pp.With plates and illustrations (Oxbow Books 1999). Publisher's price: £20,00. 

Aiming for substantial contributions, rather than "soundbites", TRAC 98 presents 16 of the 27 conference papers. Architecture and its symbolism feature prominently, and the construction of identity in the Roman world is explored in many aspects, from cemeteries to shoes. 1. Architecture, Performance and Ritual: the role of state architecture in the Roman Empire (Ralph Haussler)
2. The commnitiy of the soldiers: a major identity and centre of power in the Roman empire (Simon James)
3. Monumental architecture and becoming Roman in the first centuries BC and AD (Kenneth Aitchison)
4. Contact, architectural symbolism and the negotiation of cultural identity in the miltiary zone (Simon Clarke)
5. Poverty or Power? The native response to Roman rule in the Fenland (Garrick Fincham)
6. Consturcting Romanitas: Roman Public architecture and the archaeology of practice ()
7. Usurping the urban image: the experience of ritual topography in late antique cities of the Near East (Richard Bayliss)
8. A Pilgrimage experience at sacred sites in late antique Anatolia (Mark Jackson)
9. Christianity and the End of roman Britiain (David Petts)
10. Identities and Cemeteries in Roman and Early Medieval Britain (Howard M.R. Williams)
11. Quoit Brooches and the Roman-Medieval Transition (Geoff Harrison)
12. Change or No Change? Revised perceptions of urban transformation in late antiquity (Anna Leone)
13. And did those feet in ancient time...Feet and shoes as a material projection of the self (Carol van-Driel Murray)
14. Soranus and the Pompeii Speculum: the sociology of gynaecology and Roman perceptions of the female body (Patricia Baker)
15. The dispersed dead: preliminary observations on burial and settlement space in rural Roman Britain (John Pearce)
16. Ideological Biases in the Urban Archeology of Rome: a quantitave approach (Giovanni Ricci and Nicola Terrenato)


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