A History of Roman Britain

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Author: Peter Salway

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780192801388

Category: History

Page: 594

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'There will be new discoveries; but this is a book that will surely stand the test of time.' -TLS

Roman Britain

A Very Short Introduction

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Author: Peter Salway

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198712162

Category: History

Page: 122

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First published in The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, 1984; first published as a Very Short Introduction, 2000.

The Oxford Handbook of Roman Britain

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Author: Laurence Professor of Classical Archaeology Martin Millett,Alison Moore,Associate Professor in Roman Studies Louise Revell,Freelance Academic Editor and Sessional Lecturer Alison Moore

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199697736

Category: Great Britain

Page: 704

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Roman Britain is a critical area of research within the provinces of the Roman empire. It has formed the context for many of the seminal publications on the nature of imperialism and cultural change. Roman rule had a profound impact culture of Iron Age Britain, with new forms of material culture, and new forms of knowledge. On the other hand, there is evidence that such impacts were not uniform, leading to questions of resistance and continuity of pre-existing cultural forms. Within the last 15-20 years, the study of Roman Britain has been transformed through an enormous amount of new and interesting work which is not reflected in the main stream literature. The new archaeological work by a young generation has moved away from the narrative historical approach towards one much more closely focused on the interpretation of material. It has produced new interpretations of the material and a new light on the archaeology of the province, grounded in a close reading of the material evidence as collected by previous scholars and exploiting the rich library of publications on Romano-British studies. For the first time, this volume draws together the various scholars working on new approaches to Roman Britain to produce a comprehensive study of the present state and future trajectory of the subject. Arranged thematically and focussed primarily on the archaeological evidence, the volume challenges more traditional narrative approaches and explores new theoretical perspectives in order to better understand the archaeology of the province and its place within the wider context of the Roman Empire.

Roman Britain and the English Settlements

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Author: Robin George Collingwood,John Nowell Linton Myres

Publisher: Biblo & Tannen Publishers

ISBN: 9780819611604

Category: History

Page: 515

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A history of English history from the Roman to Anglo Saxon period.

A Companion to Roman Britain

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Author: Malcolm Todd

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470998857

Category: History

Page: 528

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This major survey of the history and culture of Roman Britain spans the period from the first century BC to the fifth century AD. Major survey of the history and culture of Roman Britain Brings together specialists to provide an overview of recent debates about this period Exceptionally broad coverage, embracing political, economic, cultural and religious life Focuses on changes in Roman Britain from the first century BC to the fifth century AD Includes pioneering studies of the human population and animal resources of the island.

Roman Britain

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Author: David Shotter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134707738

Category: History

Page: 112

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This revised edition of the classic text of the period provides both the student and the specialist with an informative account of post-Roman English society.

Roman Britain

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Author: Timothy W. Potter,Catherine Johns

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520081680

Category: History

Page: 239

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Pieces together archaeological evidence with fragmentary writings of Caesar, Tacitus, and others to give a picture of Roman Britain

The End of Roman Britain

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Author: Michael E. Jones

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801485305

Category: History

Page: 323

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Jones offers a lucid and thorough analysis of the economic, social, military, and environmental problems that contributed to the failure of the Romans, drawing on literary sources and on recent archaeological evidence.

The People of Roman Britain

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Author: Anthony Richard Birley

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520041196

Category: History

Page: 224

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The Jewellery Of Roman Britain

Celtic and Classical Traditions

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Author: Dr Catherine Johns,Catherine Johns

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135851115

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

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This work provides a survey of the jewellery of Roman Britain. Fully illustrated and accessible to both the specialist and amateur enthusiast, it surveys the full range of personal ornament worn in Britain during the Roman period, the 1st to 4th centuries AD. It emphasizes the presence of two distinct cultural and artistic traditions, the classical element introduced by the Romans and the indigeneous Celtic background. The interaction of these traditions affected all aspects of Romano-British life and is illustrated in the jewellery.; The meaning and significance of personal ornament in a wide range of cultures is discussed, including such matters as symbolism and the display of wealth and status. The principal types of Romano-British jewellery are classified in detail, drawing attention to those which can be relatively closely dated. The coverage is not restricted to precious-metal objects, but includes jewellery made of base metals and materials such as bone, jet and glass. The final chapter is devoted to the techniques of manufacture, a subject which has become better understood in recent years as a result of scientific advances. The book should appeal to anyone who practices, teaches or studies Roman archaeology, together with all those with a professional or amateur interest in the history of jewellery and design.

The Frontier People of Roman Britain

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Author: Peter Salway

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521061872

Category: History

Page: 286

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The Frontier area of northern England is the most important and reliable source for archaeologists in existence. The perpetuation of the Roman imperial ideal, the survival of classical art and literature, and the spread of the Christian faith depended on the strength of the Empire's frontier and the people who lived there. In Britain these peoples represent nearly 400 years of a cosmopolitan society with the basic elements of a true civilisation. They had greater freedom and security and were more literate and prosperous than at any previous time or for many centuries after. Dr Salway's study of this area is a detailed investigation of the Romanised part of the civilian population to be made. He describes the people themselves and every aspect of their background and way of life, their legal status and their administrative system. He then examines each of the sites individually, making special use of aerial photographs.

Roman Britain

A Sourcebook

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Author: Stanley Ireland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134029225

Category: History

Page: 304

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Roman Britain: A Sourcebook has established itself as the only comprehensive collection of source material on the subject. It incorporates literary, numismatic and epigraphic evidence for the history of Britain under Roman rule, as well as translations of major literary sources. This new edition includes not only recently discovered material, but also the texts of Caesar’s commentaries on his expeditions to Britain in 55 and 54 BC, as well as relevant sections of Tacitus’ biography of his father-in-law, former governor of Britain. The inclusion of these pivotal texts, which provide the most detailed account of the Romans campaigns in Britain, significantly underlies the volume’s usefulness to all students of Roman Britain. Though most of the material is arranged chronologically, there are also thematic sections on geography, religion and social and economic activity. Each section is prefaced by an introductory note, and the inclusion of illustrations and maps enhances the attractiveness of this updated collection as a teaching tool and a work of reference.

The Real Lives of Roman Britain

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Author: Guy de la Bedoyere

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300207190

Category: History

Page: 264

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An innovative, informative, and entertaining history of Roman Britain told through the lives of individuals in all walks of life

The Towns of Roman Britain

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351539981

Category: Social Science

Page: 481

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This edition of the text has been rewritten and re-illustrated to take account of the extensive new excavations and interpretations that have taken place since the book was first published twenty years ago. The central section of the text covers the origin, development, public and private buildings, fortifications, character and demise of each of the twenty-one major towns of the province: the provincial capital of London; the coloniae - Colchester, Lincoln, Gloucester and York; the first civitas capitals - Canterbury, Verulamium and Chelmsford; from client kingdoms to civitas - Caister-by-Norwich, Chichester, Silchester and Winchester; Flavian expansion - Cirencester, Dorchester, Exeter, Leicester and Wroxeter; and Hadrianic stimulation - Caerwent, Carmarthen, Brough-on-Humber and Aldborough. The introductory chapters address the general questions of definition and urbanization, while the concluding chapter examines the reasons for the decay and final demise.

The Ending of Roman Britain

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Author: A.S. Esmonde-Cleary

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134554931

Category: History

Page: 264

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Why did Roman Britain collapse? What sort of society succeeded it? How did the Anglo-Saxons take over? And how far is the traditional view of a massacre of the native population a product of biased historical sources? This text explores what Britain was like in the 4th-century AD and looks at how this can be understood when placed in the wider context of the western Roman Empire. Information won from archaeology rather than history is emphasized and leads to an explanation of the fall of Roman Britain. The author also offers some suggestions about the place of the post-Roman population in the formation of England.

Artefacts in Roman Britain

Their Purpose and Use

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Author: Lindsay Allason-Jones

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521860121

Category: History

Page: 356

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Helps the student understand the numerous artefacts from Roman Britain and what they reveal about life in the province.

Roman Britain

A Sourcebook

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Author: S. Ireland

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415131346

Category: History

Page: 280

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This collection, based on the author's many years of teaching the subject to undergraduates, is a thorough and scholarly compilation of all the sources of evidence for the history of Britain under Roman rule.