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    DescriptionThe vast networks of roads throughout the Roman Empire were vital to the expansion of Roman culture, power and influence across the world and one of their principal uses was the transportation of the Legions to strategic bases in the most direct way possible. This book details the planning, construction and maintenance of these road networks, and discusses the different types of Roman road found in areas of Britain, and their many uses. With photographs of surviving roads in Britain and a list of where they are still in use, "Roman Roads" is a perfect introduction to a Roman legacy that exists to this day.


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    Title
    Roman Roads in Britain
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Hugh Marlais Davies
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 72
    Width: 145 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 5 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780747806905
    ISBN 10: 074780690X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    BIC subject category V2: HDDK
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Abridged Dewey: 941
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T Approval Code: A15202020
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 936.104
    B&T Approval Code: A17604030
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 936.204
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: DA145 .D385 2008
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC, NKD
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDU, 1QBA
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (chiefly col.), 1 map
    Publisher
    SHIRE PUBLICATIONS LTD
    Imprint name
    SHIRE PUBLICATIONS LTD
    Publication date
    17 February 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Buckinghamshire
    Author Information
    Hugh Davies graduated in Applied Mathematics at the University of Wales, Swansea in 1962 and spent much of his working life working as a scientist on various aspects of modern road design, retiring in 1994. Two years later he began a study of Roman roads, in the Archaeology and Classics Departments of Reading University, gaining a PhD in 2001. Since then he has written several books and articles, both on Roman roads and road-making in other periods of Britain's history. He is an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society. He is also the author of "Roads in Roman Britain" and "From Trackways to Motorways: 5000 Years of Highway History."
    Review quote
    "Written by a civil engineer who wrote a PhD on the study of Roman roads, "Roman Roads in Britain" really is a perfect introduction to one legacy of Romano-Britain that can still be seen, and driven on, today... This book...is jammed with well-written, interesting information, detailing the vast network of roads that extended Rome's influence across its northernmost province, their construction and their maintenance." -"British Heritage" (July 2009)
    Table of contents
    1. Introduction 2. The Extent of the Roman Road Network 3. Planning and Construction 4. Roman Road Names 5. Roman Roads Since Roman Times 6. Roman Roads in the Modern Landscape 7. Exploring Roman Roads 8. Conclusions 9. Further Reading 10. Lists of Museums Appendix I: Glossary Appendix II: Index of Place Names Appenddix III: Roman Roads with Traditional Names Index