Coins and Power in Late Iron Age Britain

Coins and Power in Late Iron Age Britain

by John Creighton
     
 

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This book deals with Britain in the centuries immediately before the Roman conquest: a period when the first individuals appeared in British history, and when a series of dynasties emerged to take control of much of Southern Britain. Combining archaeological, literary and numismatic evidence, it paints a vivid picture of how people in Late Iron Age Britain

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This book deals with Britain in the centuries immediately before the Roman conquest: a period when the first individuals appeared in British history, and when a series of dynasties emerged to take control of much of Southern Britain. Combining archaeological, literary and numismatic evidence, it paints a vivid picture of how people in Late Iron Age Britain reacted to the changing world around them, and how rulers bolstered their power through use of imagery on coins, myths, language, and material culture. It includes illustrations of 246 Iron Age coins and a separate coin index.

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'This book represents a major shift in interpretation away from the traditional picture … this is a book which will merit much picking over and debate … it is one which could fundamentally change our view of the Late Iron Age and the beginning of Roman Britain.' Cambridge Archaeological Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521772075
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2014
Series:
New Studies in Archaeology Series
Pages:
266
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.79(d)
Lexile:
1260L (what's this?)

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