Imperial Limes – Projections in Medieval Imperial Idea.
Venets, 2015, 6(1), рр. 49–62. Print ISSN 1314–0256; 1314–0426
Abstract. Roman imperial limes from I - V BC was the first state border
in world history, which in some sense corresponds to the modern concept
of political boundary. It represents sustainable political, military and economic
barrier between the Romans and the rest of the world. With minor modifications
it retains their basic strategic concept during the period as expressed
from the emperors Augustus and Tiberius. Limes become powerful barrier
that separates cultural Roman Hellenistic world of the wild barbarian but at
the same time limits the constructed infrastructure of roads, forts and towns
became a natural cultural, commercial and political mediator between these
two initially hostile worlds. In border towns developed a lively trade between
Romans and barbarians. Roman traders penetrate inside the barbarian lands
getting to know their culture and history. Studying foreign peoples and countries
they convey information gathered imperial legate of the Roman population.
The same process was developed and of course in the opposite direction.
Exchange of information on the other promotes mutual understanding and
open living on both sides of the Roman Limes.
Imperial Limes, Roman Hellenistic world, Roman Limes, border, border zones, Barbarians, I - V BC
История и археология
History and Archeology