Habitus Barbarus

Book Details

Author  Philipp von Rummel
Publisher  Walter de Gruyter
Publication Date   June 18, 2007
ISBN  3110191504
Pages  481

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Clothing and outward appearance as a means of expressing individual and collective identity were of great importance in Late Antiquity. This publication is the first interdisciplinary overview of source material and provides a critical view of opposing statements on the value of written sources, images, and archaeological finds on habitus barbarus. Based on these sources, the book develops not only a new perspective on the meaning of "barbaric" clothing but also sheds new light on the Late Roman "barbarians" themselves.

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