Roman Britain: A Sourcebook

Roman Britain: A Sourcebook

Hardback Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World

Edited by S. Ireland


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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Hardback | 300 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 212mm x 24mm | 422g
  • Publication date: 6 March 1996
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415131340
  • ISBN 13: 9780415131346
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 1
  • Sales rank: 787,778

Product description

A collection of archaeological, numismatic, epigraphic and other evidence for the history of Britain under Roman rule which includes substantial extracts from Caesar's Gallic Wars , Tacitus' Annals and Agricola , Dio Cassius, Bede and Gildas.

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"As long as Ireland continues to show an interest in keeping up with the latest developments in the field, the scholarly community will respond by continuing to make this the most recommended sourcebook for students of Roman Britain."-"Bryn Mawr Classical Review

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Since it was first published in 1986, Roman Britain has established itself as the only full 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 the main literary sources. It has been substantially revised and updated for this new edition. 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. It includes extracts from writers as varied as Caesar, Tacitus, Dio Cassius, Ammianus, Bede, Gildas and Zosimus. 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 there is also a general introduction. Roman Britain also incorporates illustrations and maps, which enhance the attractiveness of this collection as a teaching tool and a work of reference.