The Roman Era: The British Isles, 55 BC-AD 410

The Roman Era: The British Isles, 55 BC-AD 410

Paperback Short Oxford History of the British Isles (Paperback)

Edited by Peter Salway


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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 310 pages
  • Dimensions: 141mm x 217mm x 17mm | 367g
  • Publication date: 4 April 2002
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0198731949
  • ISBN 13: 9780198731948
  • Illustrations note: 18pp maps; 12 halftones and numerous line drawings
  • Sales rank: 1,048,338

Product description

The Roman period marks the point at which the past of the British Isles starts to be approachable through substantial written sources as well as archaeology. Recent archaeological and documentary discoveries of major importance - and advances in the ways in which this evidence is analysed - make this an appropriate time to reconsider Roman Britain. This book distils the mass of new knowledge, setting the principal themes within a chronological framework. The team of contributing authors, which includes some of those most closely involved in discovery and analysis, applies both imagination and common sense to their subject. This book provides a lively picture of current knowledge and opinion about the Roman era in the history of the British Isles at this particularly exciting point in the evolution of the subject.

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Author information

Peter Salway, All Souls College, Oxford, Emeritus Professor, The Open University. He is author of 'A History of Roman Britain' (OUP, 1997), 'The Oxford History of England: Roman Britain' (OUP, 1990), and 'The Oxford Illustrated History of Roman Britain' (OUP, 1993).

Table of contents

Introduction ; 1. The transformation of Britain from 55BC to AD60 ; 2. A second start: from the defeat of Boudicca to the third century ; 3. The fourth century and beyond ; 4. Culture and social relations in the Roman Province ; 5. The human impact of man on the landscape ; 6. The imperial frontier and beyond ; Conclusion ; Further reading ; Chronology ; List of Emporers ; Index