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Discipline and military training in the Roman Army BARBARIZED in Late Antiquity: texts and artifacts

Grant number: 13/22111-9
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): January 27, 2014
Effective date (End): September 26, 2014
Field of knowledge:Humanities - History - Ancient and Medieval History
Principal Investigator:Margarida Maria de Carvalho
Grantee:Bruna Campos Gonçalves
Supervisor: Bryan Ward-Perkins
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Humanas e Sociais (FCHS). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Franca. Franca , SP, Brazil
Research place: University of Oxford, England  
Associated to the scholarship:12/13654-6 - The organizational and educational dynamics of the Roman Army Savaged in Late Antiquity: Pictures and Texts., BP.DR


In the course of Late Antiquity, we noticed a large entry of the foreigner in Roman society, especially in the military fronts. We emphasize that there was a confluence of cultures, where the elements Romans combined with elements barbarians. Considering this characteristic, we believe that new configurations formed both in armaments as the modus operandi of military training. Thus, we intend to analyze, this time of the survey, how it is developed military exercises, it means, what we mean by military training of late-antiquity, with special attention to the IV and V century AD Therefore, we aimed to understand how socialization between Romans and barbarians influenced the training of soldiers for the impending battles to be fought with opponents of the Roman Empire, seeking to understand how they formed and organized the Roman army unit of Late Antiquity. For this reason, we will analyze the images of war artifacts: weapons and costumes of the period indicated, seeking to develop a catalog, which will apply a rigorous treatment in order to assist us in our studies. Along with these, we use the textual documentation, respecting their literary genres (History, Military Manual, Treatise on inventions war, military and administrative Diary), which will have information and compared their speeches interlaced with images of military artifacts. Among the late-ancient works, the study of military Ammianus Marcellinus, Histories, and of Flavius Vegetius Renatus, Compendium of Military Art. Also we will draw the Notitia Dignitatum and De Rebus Bellicis, both with unknown authors. Then, based on the documentary analysis and historiographical study on the subject, we intend to investigate the interaction of the foreign element in the dynamics of discipline and military training in Roman Late Antiquity and, consequently, education and military organization of that organ. (AU)

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