In Pannonia and Upper Moesia, first published 1974, András Mócsy surveys the Middle Danube Provinces from the latest pre-Roman Iron Age up to the beginning of the Great Migrations. His primary concern is to develop a general synthesis of the archaeological and historical researches in the Danube Basin, which lead to a more detailed knowledge of the Roman culture of the area.
The economic and social development, town and country life, culture and religion in the Provinces are all investigated, and the local background of the so-called Illyrian Predominance during the third century crisis of the Roman Empire is explained, as is the eventual breakdown of Danubian Romanisation.
This volume will appeal to students and teachers of archaeology alike, as well as to those interested in the Roman Empire – not only the history of Rome itself, but also of the far-flung areas which together comprised the Empire’s frontier for centuries.
Table of Contents
Preface 1. Thracians, Illyrians and Celts 2. Conquest of the Danube region and Augustan frontier policy 3. Native population and settlement 4. The Danube frontier from Vespasian to Marcus Aurelius 5. The first age of prosperity 6. Crisis on the Danube: the rise of the Illyrican soldiery 7. The second age of prosperity: rise and collapse 8. The Danube frontier in the late Roman period 9. The final period of prosperity 10. The beginning of the Dark Age; Abbreviations; Notes; Select Bibliography; Indexes; Plates