Ancient German identity in the shadow of the Roman Empire
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Ancient German identity in the shadow of the Roman Empire the impact of Roman trade and contact along the middle Danube frontier, 10 BC - AD 166 by Eric Michael Vrba

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Published by Archaeopress, Hadrian Books [distributor] in Oxford .
Written in English


  • Excavations (Archaeology) -- Czech Republic -- Moravia,
  • Civilization, Germanic -- Roman influences,
  • Quadi (Germanic people) -- Ethnic identity,
  • Quadi (Germanic people) -- Intellectual life,
  • Germanic antiquities,
  • Moravia (Czech Republic) -- Antiquities, Germanic

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 346-355).

StatementEric Michael Vrba.
SeriesBAR international series -- 1881
LC ClassificationsGN845.C95 V73 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 355 p. :
Number of Pages355
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23634461M
ISBN 101407303619
ISBN 109781407303611
LC Control Number2009358863

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