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    Coins and Power in Late Iron Age Britain (New Studies in Archaeology) (Hardback) By (author) John Creighton

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    DescriptionCunobelin, Shakespeare's Cymbeline, ruled much of south-east Britain in the years before Claudius' legions arrived, creating the Roman province of Britannia. But what do we know of him and his rule, and that of competing dynasties in south-east Britain? This book examines the background to these, the first individuals in British history. It explores the way in which rulers bolstered their power through the use of imagery on coins, myths, language and material culture. After the visit of Caesar in 55 and 54 BC, the shadow of Rome played a fundamental role in this process. Combining the archaeological, literary and numismatic evidence, John Creighton paints a vivid picture of how people in late Iron Age Britain reacted to the changing world around them.


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    Title
    Coins and Power in Late Iron Age Britain
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Creighton
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 266
    Width: 174 mm
    Height: 247 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 710 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521772075
    ISBN 10: 0521772079
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1D
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    BIC subject category V2: HDD
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    DC22: 936.101
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3B
    DC21: 936.1
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: 1D
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 936.1/01
    LC classification: DA141 .C74 2000
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    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC, NKD
    Illustrations note
    45 b/w illus. 6 maps 2 tables
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    06 July 2000
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    'This book represents a major shift in interpretation away from the traditional picture ... this is a book which will merit much picking over and debate ... it is one which could fundamentally change our view of the Late Iron Age and the beginning of Roman Britain.' Cambridge Archaeological Journal
    Table of contents
    Introduction; 1. The Middle to Late Iron Age transition; 2. Coin and the representation of individual authority; 3. The Southern and Eastern Kingdoms; 4. Classical imagery and ideology in Britain; 5. The location of Britain in the Roman world; 6. Legends and language; 7. Dynasties and identities; 8. Conclusion and epilogue: from Britain to Britannia.