A History of Roman Britain

A History of Roman Britain

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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. `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.' Frederic Raphael, Sunday Times `expertly written ...and full of enlightenment' Piers Brendon, Independent `superbly readable ...splendid witness to the vivacity and accessibility of the latest work on this exciting period.' Sunday Telegraph `There will be new discoveries; but this is a book that will surely stand the test of time.'

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Product details

  • Paperback | 606 pages
  • 129.54 x 190.5 x 33.02mm | 340.19g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Abridged
  • Abridged edition
  • bibliography, further reading, index
  • 0192853384
  • 9780192853387

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

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Review quote

"One could not ask for a nore meticulous or scholarly assessment of what Britain meant to the Romans, or Rome to Britons, than Peter Salway's monumental study."--Sunday Times"Superbly readable...splendid witness to the vivacity and accessibility of the latest work on this exciting period."--Sunday Telegraph"There will be new discoveries; but this is a book that will surely stand the test of time."--Times Literary Supplement

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About Peter Salway

About the Author: 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.

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