A History of Roman Britain

A History of Roman Britain


By (author) Peter Salway

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  • Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
  • Format: Paperback | 608 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 196mm x 34mm | 400g
  • Publication date: 31 May 2001
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0192801384
  • ISBN 13: 9780192801388
  • Illustrations note: line drawings, maps
  • Sales rank: 159,605

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'One could not ask for a more meticulous or scholarly assessment of what Britain meant to the Romans, or Rome to Britons, than Peter Salway's Monumental Study' Frederick Raphael, Sunday Times From the invasions of Julius Caesar to the unexpected end of Roman rule in the early fifth century AD and the subsequent collapse of society in Britain, this book is the most authoritative and comprehensive account of Roman Britain ever published for the general reader. Peter Salway's narrative takes into account the latest research including exciting discoveries of recent years, and will be welcomed by anyone interested in Roman Britain.

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Author information

Peter Salway, formerly a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, and subsequently of All Souls College, Oxford, is an Emeritus Professor of the Open University and Chairman of the Oxford Archaeological Unit. Roman Britain (Vol. I of the Oxford History of England, hbk 1981, pbk 1984). He was a contributor to K.O. Morgan (ed.): The Oxford Illustrated History of Great Britain (hbk 1984, pbk 1986), C. Haigh (ed.): The Cambridge Historical Encyclopaedia of Great Britain and Ireland (CUP, 1985), and B. Ford (ed.): The Cambridge Guide to the Arts in Britain (CUP, 1988). He has also written reviews for the TLS and the THES, and has appeared in television and radio broadcasts.

Review quote

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

Table of contents

I. The First Roman Contacts ; II. The Roman Conquest ; III. Imperial Crisis and Recovery ; IV. The End of Roman Britain ; V. Britain Under Roman Rule ; Further Reading ; List of Roman Emperors ; Index