Imperial policy on the western frontier of the Roman Empire was the means by which the government controlled the frontier residents. This book takes a topical approach to this study of the frontier: subjects covered include the army, farming, commerce, manufacturing, religion and Romanization.
"Isham has brought together an interesting group and turned their essays into answers to three questions: 'Who are we (Russians)?' 'Where are we going?' and, 'How do we get there?'" -- Foreign Affairs