The End of Roman Britain

The End of Roman Britain

by Michael E. Jones
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801485304

ISBN-13: 9780801485305

Pub. Date: 04/28/1998

Publisher: Cornell University Press

Among the provinces long occupied by Rome, Britain retained the slightest imprint of the invading civilization. To explain why this was true, Michael E. Jones offers a lucid and thorough analysis of the economic, social, military, and environmental problems that contributed to the failure of the Romans. Drawing on literary sources and on recent archaeological

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Among the provinces long occupied by Rome, Britain retained the slightest imprint of the invading civilization. To explain why this was true, Michael E. Jones offers a lucid and thorough analysis of the economic, social, military, and environmental problems that contributed to the failure of the Romans. Drawing on literary sources and on recent archaeological evidence, Jones disputes the theory that the Anglo-Saxon invasions were the determining agent in the failure of Romanitas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801485305
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
04/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
1,250,891
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Population and the Anglo-Saxon Invasions: The Archaeological Evidence8
2The Scale of the Adventus: The Literary Evidence39
3The Anglo-Saxon Invasions72
4Romano-British Attitudes: Romanitas and the Vision of the Roman Past108
5The Roman Provinces of Britain144
6The Environment and the End of Roman Britain186
7Epilogue and Conclusion: The Fall, A.D. 406-410244
Chronological List of Selected Events259
Appendix 1: Population of the Roman Empire261
Appendix 2: Roman Provincial Population in Europe264
Appendix 3: Barbarian Tribal Population266
Appendix 4: The Historia Brittonum269
Bibliography273
Index317

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