Interrogating the African Roman Emperor Caracalla

  title={Interrogating the African Roman Emperor Caracalla},
  author={M. Asante and S. Ismail},
  journal={Journal of Black Studies},
  pages={41 - 52}
  • M. Asante, S. Ismail
  • Published 2016
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Black Studies
  • This essay provides an interrogation into the historical and personal contradictions in the character of the Roman Emperor Caracalla. As an emperor of African origin who once ruled the world, the nature of his rule, in its political and social dimension, has not been adequately studied. In fact, the scholarly sources that focused on Caracalla as a powerful ruler hardly mention his African origin and in some cases outright deny the fact that he was African. On the other hand, many European… CONTINUE READING
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