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    DescriptionThis is the story of one of Britain's best-preserved but least-known archaeological sites. The 'Old Work', the largest fragment of a Roman civilian building still standing in Britain, is a spectacular landmark which points to the site of Wroxeter Roman City, between medieval Shrewsbury and modern Telford. In its prime the city was the fourth largest in Britain, surpassed only by London, Cirencester and St Albans, Intensive archaeological research over the last 30 years, building on the work of earlier archaeologists and antiquarians, now makes it possible to understand much of the rise and fall of this great city. With the help of over 100 illustrations (many in full colour) the authors chart: the modern rediscovery of Wroxeter Wroxeter under Roman military rule; the impact of Rome on the local inhabitants; the growth of the City and its buildings; the Late Roman City; the Dark Age town; and, Saxon, Medieval and later Wroxeter. This lively and authoritative account will be equally satisfying to those living in the Welsh Marches and to those with an interest in Roman Britain.


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    Title
    Wroxeter
    Subtitle
    Life and Death of a Roman City
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Roger White, By (author) Philip Barker
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 174 mm
    Height: 248 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 450 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780752414096
    ISBN 10: 0752414097
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25520
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.6
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    BIC subject category V2: WQH, HDD
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    Libri: B-350
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKEMP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020, HIS002000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    DC21: 936.24504
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKEMP
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC, WQH, NKD
    Illustrations note
    25 colour and 75 b&w illustrations
    Publisher
    The History Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    The History Press Ltd
    Publication date
    01 December 2000
    Publication City/Country
    Stroud
    Author Information
    Dr Roger White, from the University of Birmingham Field Archaeology Unit, is the archaeologist on the team that recently conducted a four-year study of Wroxeter and its hinterland. Philip Barker, previously Reader in Archaeology at the University of Birmingham, was, for 25 years, Director of Excavations of the baths basilica site, generally acknowledged as one of the most technically brilliant ever undertaken in Britain. He is also the author of the standard work Techniques of Archaeological Excavation.