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MA (Master of Arts)
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
William D. Burgess
Melvin Page, Brian Maxson, Jay Franklin
The effects of Romanization were believed to be devastating to the cultures conquered by Rome, but Britain was an exception. The Romanization of Britain began through trade with the continent long before the invasion by Claudius. But the natives of Britain did not accept the Roman culture as completely as other conquests by Rome. R. G. Collingwood did not believe that the Romans dominated the Celtic culture. What he observed in the inscriptions and archaeology of Britain was a conflation of both cultures. Roman Britain was a unique combination of Celtic and Roman culture that was achieved through mutual acceptance and practice of both cultures’ values. The examination of two of those values, religious and mortuary practices, can help reveal the extent of Romanization in Britain and finally confirm Collingwood’s theory of Romanization.
Thesis - Campus Only
Woodring, Kimberly D., "Religion and Burial Roman Domination, Celtic Acceptance, or Mutual Understanding" (2013). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 1158. https://dc.etsu.edu/etd/1158
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