Project

“Decline and fall?” Social and cultural dynamics in the Low Countries in the Late Roman empire (AD 270-450).

Code
3GA04612
Duration
01 April 2012 → 31 March 2018
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Archaeology
    • Theory and methodology of archaeology
    • Other history and archaeology
Keywords
archaeology material culture late Roman
 
Project description

Since Gibbon’s Decline and fall of the Roman Empire (1776), the late Roman period is known as a period of decline. In recent decades, this view is debated. Our researchaims at studying this era from a modern vision upon material culture. The immiagrtions which where put negatively from a Roman point of view, will de considered from an angle of new social and culturele formations.