Roman Britain

Roman Britain : A New History 55 BC-AD 450

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In contrast to many recent offerings where cultural matters and Romanisation are to the fore, this history of Roman Britain adopts a narrative approach, with an overwhelming focus on military and administrative matters. The big events, such as Caesars invasion, Boudiccas revolt and the construction of Hadrians Wall are covered in the greatest depth, but there is still plenty of room for less well known developments in the 3rd and 4th more

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  • Hardback | 432 pages
  • 166 x 246 x 46mm | 839.14g
  • Amberley Publishing
  • Chalford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 96, colour plates
  • 144560146X
  • 9781445601465
  • 720,164

Table of contents

Preface & Acknowledgements Introduction 1 First Contact 55BC to AD43 2 Invasion & Conquest AD43 to 60 3 Rebellion & Reconstruction AD60 to 69 4 Almost the Whole Island AD69 to 96 5 Drawing the Lines AD96 to 138 6 Expansion & Contraction AD138 to 180 7 Insurrection & Retribution AD180 to 211 8 The Great Rebuilding AD211 to 275 9 Brief Independence AD275 to 305 10 Britain in the New World of Constantine & his Successors AD 306 to 367 11 Destruction & Reconstitution AD 367 to 395 12 Transition & New Beginning AD 395 to c.450 Chronology Glossary Roman Place Names Places to Visit What the Ancient Authors Said About Roman Britain Further Reading List of Illustrations Indexshow more

About Patricia Southern

Patricia Southern is an authority of the history of ancient Rome and the author of twelve books on the subject. Her other books include: ANCIENT ROME: THE RISE & FALL OF AN EMPIRE 753BC-AD476 ('Clear and witty' OXBOW BOOK NEWS, 'A lucid book' CHOICE); CLEOPATRA ('In the absence of Cleopatra's memoirs, Southern's commendably balanced biography will do very well' THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH. 'Scholarly and readable... looks carefully behind the rhetoric of a hostile ancient press' DR PETER JONES); JULIUS CAESAR ('Her style is delightfully approachable: lean and lucid, witty and pacy' ANTIQUITY); DOMITIAN: TRAGIC TYRANT ('A lively and wittily written book - the story of a strange life, enjoyably told' CLASSICAL JOURNAL); THE ROMAN EMPIRE FROM SEVERUS TO CONSTANTINE ('Writing with her usual surpassing skill for a broader readership, Patricia Southern distills and immense body of scholarship in history, military archaeology and numismatics' ANTIQUITY); AUGUSTUS, POMPEY THE GREAT, EMPRESS ZENOBIA, ANTONY & CLEOPATRA, THE ROMAN ARMY: A SOCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL HISTORY and THE LATE ROMAN ARMY. She lives in more