Roman Britain

Roman Britain

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Reissued in new covers, this is the first volume in the "Oxford History of England". It draws on literary sources and advances in archaeology, charting life in Roman Britain from the first Roman invasion under Julius Caesar to the final collapse of the Roman Empire in the west. It examines question such as: how much did the Britons adopt the Roman way of life during their long history as Roman provincials?; was Britain an integral part of the Roman Empire?; and what was its own distictive character?show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 864 pages
  • 130 x 192 x 28mm | 521.63g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • bibliography, index, maps
  • 0192851438
  • 9780192851437

Table of contents

PART ONE (The First Roman Contacts). 1: The British Background. 2: The Expeditions of Caesar. 3: From Caesar to Claudius. PART TWO (The Roman Conquest). 4: The Claudian Invasion. 5 - Resistance and Revolt: . 6: Recovery and Advance. 7: Hadrianic Britain. 8: The Antonines. PART THREE (Imperial Crisis and Recovery). 9: Civil War and its Aftermath. 10: From Caracalla to Diocletian. 11: The Tetrarchy. 12: Constantine the Great. 13: The Middle of the Fourth Century. 14: The Restoration of Order. PART FOUR (Roman Britain and the Fifth Century World). 15: The Collapse of Imperial Rule. 16: Britain, the End of the Western Empire, and the Successor States. PART FIVE (Britain under Roman Rule). 17: The Assimilation of Britain. 18: The Historical Geography of Roman Britain. 19: Town and Country. 20: The Economy. 21: Religion and Society. Appendices; Bibliography; Indexshow more

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"Nicely done text that I'm anxious to use."--Joseph Byrne, West Georgia College"An immensely impressive work. The judiciousness of tone and thoroughness of coverage inspire such confidence that it is hard to imagine that this will not be the standard account for the next generation or so."--History"Bound to become the standard general work on the subject. Recommended for all college and larger public libraries."--Choice"The most reliable survey to which we can now turn for the history of events in Britain from the invasions of Caesar to the fifth century."--Virginia Quarterly Reviewshow more

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