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Dec8-08, 12:44 PM
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The techniques of accomodation : A viable thesis or not?

Quote Quote by arildno View Post
The point of contention I have with Goffart is that he says this was an essentially peaceful and regulated process, more initiated by the Roman state, rather than grudgingly conceded by it in the face of superior force.
Sounds a bit like the tactics of the Mob. Selling "protection" to the local businessmen. It is neither peace nor outright war. (What I mean by the Mob is the Cosa Nostra gangster organizations, the "families")

I think you have an interesting topic and that if you develop this thread it will not remain soliloquent