Romanness: a multiple identity and its changes

  title={Romanness: a multiple identity and its changes},
  author={Walt Pohl},
  journal={Early Medieval Europe},
  • W. Pohl
  • Published 1 November 2014
  • History
  • Early Medieval Europe
In the often controversial debates about early medieval ethnicity and identities, Romanness has received little attention. But it should, because it is a particularly interesting case of the transformations of identity. What did it mean to be Roman after Rome? Early medieval Roman identities could be civic, regional, imperial, religious, cultural, legal or military; by self‐identification or by outside ascription; they could constitute one facet in a complex web of affiliations, or a stubbornly… 
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