Peasant and Empire in Christian North Africa (Transformation by Leslie Dossey

By Leslie Dossey

This amazing historical past foregrounds the main marginal quarter of the Roman inhabitants, the provincial peasantry, to color a desirable new photo of peasant society. applying precise archaeological and textual facts, Leslie Dossey examines the peasantry on the subject of the higher periods in Christian North Africa, tracing that region's social and cultural background from the Punic occasions to the eve of the Islamic conquest. She demonstrates that in the interval while Christianity used to be spreading to either urban and geographical region in North Africa, a convergence of financial pursuits narrowed the space among the rustici and the urbani, making a purchaser revolution of types one of the peasants. This book's postcolonial standpoint issues to the empowerment of the North African peasants and provides voice to decrease social sessions around the Roman world.

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