The Towns of Roman Britain

The Towns of Roman Britain

By (author) John Wacher


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This edition of the text has been rewritten and re-illustrated to take account of the extensive new excavations and interpretations that have taken place since the book was first published twenty years ago. The central section of the text covers the origin, development, public and private buildings, fortifications, character and demise of each of the twenty-one major towns of the province: the provincial capital of London; the coloniae - Colchester, Lincoln, Gloucester and York; the first civitas capitals - Canterbury, Verulamium and Chelmsford; from client kingdoms to civitas - Caister-by-Norwich, Chichester, Silchester and Winchester; Flavian expansion - Cirencester, Dorchester, Exeter, Leicester and Wroxeter; and Hadrianic stimulation - Caerwent, Carmarthen, Brough-on-Humber and Aldborough. The introductory chapters address the general questions of definition and urbanization, while the concluding chapter examines the reasons for the decay and final demise.

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  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 188.7 x 245.6 x 29.5mm | 1,143.06g
  • 04 Sep 1997
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London
  • English
  • Revised
  • New ed of 2 Revised ed
  • 186 text illustrations
  • 0415170419
  • 9780415170413

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"There is nothing to match this book as a scholarly yet readable survey of a massive subject in single volume."-Classical Views "This book, with its clean prose, excellent illustrations and fascinating story, makes a major contribution to scholarhsip, while remaining eminently attractive to the general reader.."-Barry Cunliffe, Oxford University

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