Roman Britain

Roman Britain : A New History

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This lively, authoritative account of a crucial period in Britain's history has been revised and updated to incorporate the very latest findings and research. Guy de la Bedoyere - the popular face of Romano-British archaeological studies - puts the Roman conquest and occupation within the larger context of Romano-British society and how it functioned. With nearly 300 illustrations and dramatic aerial views of Roman sites, and brimming with the very latest research and discoveries, Roman Britain will delight and inform all those with an interest in this seminal epoch of British history.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 178 x 254 x 30.48mm | 1,060g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised Edition
  • 211 Illustrations, black and white; 75 Illustrations, color
  • 0500291144
  • 9780500291146
  • 131,458

Table of contents

Preface 1. Caesar & Iron Age Britain * 2. The Conquest of Britain: ad 43-142 * 3. Later Roman Britain * 4. Governing Britain * 5. Military Installations * 6. Towns in Roman Britain * 7. Industry, Commerce & Production * 8. The Countryside & Villas * 9. People & Places of Roman Britain * 10. Religion * 11. The Aftermath * Feature Boxes: The Vindolanda Writing Tablets; Hadrian's Wall * Coinage in Roman Britain Britannia * Roads & Milestones * Roman London * The Legions * The Auxilia in Britain * Forum & Basilica * Public Baths * Theatres & Amphitheatres * Bath * Water Supply * Pottery Manufacture in Britain * Fishbourne * Death & Burial * Slavery * Christianity Classical Temples * Romano-Celtic Temples * Mithras * Late Treasure Hoards
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Review quote

'Popular history at its best' - Contemporary Review 'Lucid and engaging ... should take pride of place on the bookshelf of specialists and non-specialists interested in Roman Britain' - Minerva 'Strikes a good balance between history and archaeology ... both an enjoyable read and a good starting point for further reading and research' - Oxbow Book News
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About Guy de la Bedoyere

Guy de la Bedoyere is a frequent contributor to television programmes on archaeology and popular history.Among his other books are Hadrian's Wall - History and Guide, The Golden Age of Roman Britain and A Companion to Roman Britain.
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275 ratings
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4 45% (123)
3 27% (73)
2 4% (12)
1 1% (2)
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