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Empires and barbarians : the fall of Rome and the birth of Europe

01 Jan 2010-Research Papers in Economics (Oxford University Press)-
TL;DR: In this article, the authors describe the migration and frontier collapse of Europe and the creation of Slavic Europe, and the birth of the European Union and its creation in the Middle East.
Abstract: Preface Prologue Ch 1: Migrants and Barbarians Ch 2: Globalization and the Germans Ch 3: All Roads Lead to Rome? Ch 4: Migration and Frontier Collapse Ch 5: Huns on the Run Ch 6: Franks and Anglo-Saxons: Elite Transfer or Volkerwanderung? Ch 7: A New Europe Ch 8: The Creation of Slavic Europe Ch 9: Viking Diasporas Ch 10: The First European Union Ch 11: The End of Migration and the Birth of Europe Notes Primary Sources/ Bibliography
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TL;DR: In this paper, Imagined communities: Reflections on the origin and spread of nationalism are discussed. And the history of European ideas: Vol. 21, No. 5, pp. 721-722.

13,842 citations

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TL;DR: The authors argue that there are substantial challenges involved in the use of primitive accumulation and accumulation by dispossession, including tensions and ambiguities over what the concepts mean, the assumptions embedded within them and problems of fit with other conceptualisations of the land grab.
Abstract: Critical scholars have made extensive use of the concepts of primitive accumulation and accumulation by dispossession to analyse the global land grab. These concepts have been crucial to efforts to understand the land grab in terms of the creation, expansion and reproduction of capitalist social relations, of accumulation by extra-economic means, and of dispossessory responses to capitalist crises. This paper provides an overview of these approaches. It also argues that there are substantial challenges involved in the use of primitive accumulation and accumulation by dispossession, including tensions and ambiguities over what the concepts mean, the assumptions embedded within them and problems of fit with other conceptualisations of the land grab. The paper also highlights resources for engaging with these challenges in the land grab literature.

255 citations

Book
01 Jan 2015

160 citations

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01 Aug 2015
TL;DR: In this article, the authors discuss the politics of identity in the Merovingian kingdoms of the sixth century and the transformation of Frankish identity from the short to the long history of the Royal Frankish Annals.
Abstract: Introduction Part I. Communities of the Middle Ground in Sixth-Century Gaul: 1. Gregory of Tours and his genealogy of pastoral power in late antique Gaul 2. Virtutes sanctorum et strages gentium: 'The deeds of the saints and the slaughters of the peoples' - the radicalisation of church history 3. The dangers of history 4. Continuities and discontinuities: Roman and Frankish alternatives to Gregory 5. The politics of identity in the Merovingian kingdoms of the sixth century Part II. Countermyths: The Search for Origins in the Merovingian Kingdoms: 6. The persistence of Gregory's vision of community: the reecriture and reconfiguration of the Histories in the seventh century 7. Iocundus in fabolis et strenuus in consiliis: Roman trickery and Frankish mythmaking in the Chronicle of Fredegar 8. ... sicut ceterae gentes - '... like the other peoples' - the Liber historiae Francorum and the definition of the populus in the seventh and eighth century 9. Spielraume of Frankish identity in the long seventh century Part III. A Common Future: The Reforms of Frankish Identity under the Carolingians: 10. Gens Francorum inclita: 'the illustrious Frankish people' - the centralization of Frankishness under the early Carolingians 11. Correctio: the redefinition of central Frankishness 12. Before and after 800: central and local Frankishness in the Carolingian world 13. Before and after 829: the transformation of Frankish identity from the short to the long history of the Royal Frankish Annals Conclusion: Frankish identity, Western ethnicity Bibliography Index.

125 citations

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01 Jan 2017

113 citations


Cites background from "Empires and barbarians : the fall o..."

  • ...They entered North Africa at Egypt in 640–2 and Cyrenaica and Tripolitania (modern Libya) by 642–7 (Naylor 2009)....

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  • ...This web of Roman urbanizations created the backbone of the richest western provinces: Numidia, Byzacena, Africa Proconsularis, Cyrenaica and Tripolitania (Heather 2010)....

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TL;DR: In this paper, Imagined communities: Reflections on the origin and spread of nationalism are discussed. And the history of European ideas: Vol. 21, No. 5, pp. 721-722.

13,842 citations


"Empires and barbarians : the fall o..." refers background in this paper

  • ...9 The literature on the cultural significance of the rise of nationalism is now vast, but for introductions, see Gellner (1983); Anderson (1991); Geary (2002)....

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors discuss the Durability of ethnic communities in pre-modern and modern history, including the formation of small nations, and their formation in the modern era.
Abstract: Preface. Note to Maps. Maps. Introduction. 1. Are Nations Modern?. a Modernistsa and a Primordialistsa . Ethnie, Myths and Symbols. The Durability of Ethnic Communities. Part I: Ethnic Communities in Pre--Modern Eras:. 2. Foundations of Ethnic Community. The Dimensions of Ethnie. Some Bases of Ethnic Formation. Structure and persistence of Ethnie. 3. Ethnie and Ethnicism in History. Uniqueness and Exclusion. Ethnic Resistance and Renewal. External Threat and Ethnic Response. Two Types of Ethnic Mythomoteur. 4. Class and Ethnie in Agrarian Societies. Military Mobilization and Ethnic Consciousness. Two Types of Ethnie. Ethnic Polities. 5. Ethnic Survival and Dissolution. Location and Sovereignty. Demographic and Cultural Continuity. Dissolution of Ethnie. Ethnic Survival. Ethnic Socialization and Religious Renewal. Part II: Ethnie and Nations in the Modern Era. 6. The Formation of Nations. Western Revolutions. Territorial and Ethnic Nations. Nation--Formation. The Ethnic Model. Ethnic Solidarity or Political Citizenship?. 7. From Ethnie to Nation. Politicization of Ethnie. The New Priesthood. Autarchy and Territorialization. Mobilization and Inclusion. The New Imagination. 8. Legends and Landscapes. Nostalgia and Posterity. The Sense of a The Pasta . Romantic Nationalism as an a Historical Dramaa . Poetic Spaces: The Uses of Landscape. Golden Ages: The Uses of History. Myths and Nation--Building. 9. The Genealogy of Nations. Parmenideans and Heraclitans. The a Antiquitya of Nations. Transcending Ethnicity?. A World of Small Nations. Ethnic Mobilization and Global Security. Notes. Bibliography. Index.

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"Empires and barbarians : the fall o..." refers background in this paper

  • ...The general point is accepted even by those, such as Smith (1986), willing to conceive of relatively solid and sizeable group identities in at least some corners of the pre-nationalist past....

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Book
01 Jan 1970
TL;DR: The main body of the book as discussed by the authors is concerned with the theme that empirical political behaviour among the Kachin is a compromise response to the polarised political doctrines of gumsa and gumlao.
Abstract: The main body of the book is concerned with the theme that empirical political behaviour among the Kachin is a compromise response to the polarised political doctrines of gumsa and gumlao.. Nearly one-third of this book consists of Chapter V entitiled 'The Structural Categories of Kachin Gumsa Society'. It is concerned with the interpretation of a series of verbal concepts and their interconnections. This long chapter is placed between a relatively short account of a particular Kachin community directly observed (Chapter IV) and a series of chapters (VI, VII, VIII) containing secondhand ethnographic and historical evidence.

709 citations

Book
26 Feb 1982
TL;DR: In this article, the nature of material cultures in Baringo is discussed and a state of symbiosis and conflict is found in the Lozi region of the Nuba Mountains, Sudan.
Abstract: 1. Introduction: the nature of material cultures 2. Ethnicity and symbolism in Baringo 3. Maintaining the boundaries 4. Disrupting the boundaries 5. Within the boundaries: age, sex and self-decoration 6. Hunter-gatherers and pastoralists on the Leroghi plateau 7. A state of symbiosis and conflict: the Lozi 8. Dirt, women and men: a study in the Nuba Mountains, Sudan 9. Implications for archaeology 10. Conclusions and prospects.

628 citations


"Empires and barbarians : the fall o..." refers background in this paper

  • ...And among the many scholars who have helped me more particularly along the way with gifts of their thoughts and publications, I would like to thank especially Paul Barford, Andrzej Buko, James Campbell, David Dumville, Guy Halsall, Wolfgang Haubrichs, Lotte Hedeager, Agnar Helgason, Christian Lübke, Walter Pohl, Mark Shchukin, Mark Thomas, Bryan Ward Perkins, Mike Whitby, Mark Whittow, Chris Wickham, Ian Wood, and Alex Woolf....

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  • ...The work of Ian Hodder – especially (1982) and (1991) – has been particularly important in rehabilitating the view that patterns of similarity and difference in material cultural items might sometimes reflect important aspects of human organization....

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01 Jan 1967

505 citations


"Empires and barbarians : the fall o..." refers background in this paper

  • ...16 On Moravia and Bohemia, see Jirecek (1867) and Friedrich (1907) for some of the texts, with Kantor (1983), (1990) for commentary. On Russia, see D. Kaiser (1980), (1992)....

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  • ...For an introduction to these debates, see Friedrichs (2004), chapter 7....

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  • ...16 On Moravia and Bohemia, see Jirecek (1867) and Friedrich (1907) for some of the texts, with Kantor (1983), (1990) for commentary....

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