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Contra barbaros et haereticos: Konstruktionen av en gallo-romersk identitet i relation till en ’Andra’ i Sidonius, Ruricius och Avitus brevsamlingar

Nilsson, Erik LU (2021) HISK37 20202
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Abstract
This thesis examines a binary Gallo-Roman aristocratic identity by looking at the letter collections of Sidonius Apollinaris, Ruricius of Limoges, and Avitus of Vienne. More specifically, it will put emphasis on the construction of a Gallo-Roman identity which is highly relevant in regard to the context of the fall, or transformation, of the Western Roman Empire. Hence, the aim of this paper is to answer the presiding question of how we can understand the relationship between an ‘Other’ and the construction of a Gallo-Roman aristocratic identity in the context of the fall of Rome.
Subsequently, this thesis argues for a relational and a non-fixed conceptualization of identity by placing a binary identity in the forefront as opposed to an... (More)
This thesis examines a binary Gallo-Roman aristocratic identity by looking at the letter collections of Sidonius Apollinaris, Ruricius of Limoges, and Avitus of Vienne. More specifically, it will put emphasis on the construction of a Gallo-Roman identity which is highly relevant in regard to the context of the fall, or transformation, of the Western Roman Empire. Hence, the aim of this paper is to answer the presiding question of how we can understand the relationship between an ‘Other’ and the construction of a Gallo-Roman aristocratic identity in the context of the fall of Rome.
Subsequently, this thesis argues for a relational and a non-fixed conceptualization of identity by placing a binary identity in the forefront as opposed to an ethnic one. This argument is put forward by demonstrating its constitutive and discursively constructed relationship to an ‘Other’. In doing so, this paper displays the coexistence of multiple identities and the active forming of identity within the letter collections themselves. The presence of cultural Roman identity does not deny the existence of other forms of identity, nor does the emergence of a prevalent catholic identity mean the absolute end of a Roman identity. (Less)
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author
Nilsson, Erik LU
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course
HISK37 20202
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Gallo-Roman identity, binary identity, late antiquity, aristocracy, Barbarian, Heretic
language
Swedish
id
9037650
date added to LUP
2021-01-25 10:12:01
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  abstract     = {This thesis examines a binary Gallo-Roman aristocratic identity by looking at the letter collections of Sidonius Apollinaris, Ruricius of Limoges, and Avitus of Vienne. More specifically, it will put emphasis on the construction of a Gallo-Roman identity which is highly relevant in regard to the context of the fall, or transformation, of the Western Roman Empire. Hence, the aim of this paper is to answer the presiding question of how we can understand the relationship between an ‘Other’ and the construction of a Gallo-Roman aristocratic identity in the context of the fall of Rome.
	Subsequently, this thesis argues for a relational and a non-fixed conceptualization of identity by placing a binary identity in the forefront as opposed to an ethnic one. This argument is put forward by demonstrating its constitutive and discursively constructed relationship to an ‘Other’. In doing so, this paper displays the coexistence of multiple identities and the active forming of identity within the letter collections themselves. The presence of cultural Roman identity does not deny the existence of other forms of identity, nor does the emergence of a prevalent catholic identity mean the absolute end of a Roman identity.},
  author       = {Nilsson, Erik},
  keyword      = {Gallo-Roman identity,binary identity,late antiquity,aristocracy,Barbarian,Heretic},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Contra barbaros et haereticos: Konstruktionen av en gallo-romersk identitet i relation till en ’Andra’ i Sidonius, Ruricius och Avitus brevsamlingar},
  year         = {2021},
}