Religion in Roman Britain

Religion in Roman Britain


By (author) Martin Henig


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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Paperback | 264 pages
  • Dimensions: 190mm x 230mm x 22mm | 522g
  • Publication date: 5 July 1995
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0713460474
  • ISBN 13: 9780713460476
  • Edition statement: Revised ed.
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,688,817

Product description

Apart from Christianity and the Oriental Cults, religion in Roman Britain is often discussed as though it remained basically Celtic in belief and practice, under a thin veneer of Roman influence. Using a wide range of archaeological evidence, Dr Henig shows that the Roman element in religion was of much greater significance and that the natural Roman veneration for the gods found meaningful expression even in the formal rituals practised in the public temples of Britain.

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Author information

Dr Martin Henig lectures in Roman art and religion at the Institute of Archaeology, Oxford. He is the editor of the Journal of the British Archaeological Association

Table of contents

Acknowledgements, List of Illustrations, Prologue, 1. The Celtic World, 2. The Roman Gods, 3. The Romanisation of the Celtic Cults, 4. The Roman State and Religious Practice, 5. Mithraism and The Other Eastern Religions, 6. Religion in Britain: Cult and Social Function, 7. Religion and Superstition in the Home and in Daily Life, 8. Religion and Burial Practice, 9. Religion and Politics, 10. Adaptation and Change: Pagans and Christians in Late Antiquity, Abbreviations, Bibliography, References, Index