Cogidubnus – ein König ohne Königreich in der britannischen Provinz? Die Dekonstruktion eines Klientelkönigreiches im römischen Britannien

Jean Coert

Abstract


The article examines the status of king Cogidubnus and the existence of the kingdom, which various historians attributed to him hitherto. After a short description of the sources and research approaches to this issue, it will reveal that there are no evidences or strong indices for his kingdom and many points even contradict this research postulate. On this basis, the existence of a client kingdom in Julio-Claudian Britain will be deconstructed. Associated with this, also new approaches on the position of king Cogidubnus and the use of client kings by the Roman provincial administration will be discussed.

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