Peter Fibiger Bang – University of Copenhagen

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Peter Fibiger Bang

Peter Fibiger Bang

Associate professor

SAXO-Institute - Archaeology, Ethnology, Greek & Latin, History
Karen Blixens Vej 4
2300 København S

Office: 13, 13B-1-04
Office hours: Tirsdag og torsdag 13-14
Phone: +45 51 29 91 04
Phone (Reception desk): +45 353-29460

Primary research areas

- The Roman Empire

- Imperialism in world history

- The Ancient Economy

- Global and comparative history

- The reception of Greco-Roman Culture in European Civilisation

Current research

My research is situated at the interface of ancient and world history. It is focused on exploring historical comparisons between the Roman and other pre-colonial land-empires, especially the Mughal Empire of India, to suggest new ways of conceptualising the anatomy of Roman power. Topics include taxation and tribute, patrimonial lordship and the notion of Universal Empire, cosmopolitan high-culture as well as trade and economy.

Selected publications