The Recovery of Roman Britain 1586-1906: A Colony So Fertile

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Richard Hingley's study crosses traditional academic boundaries by exploring sources usually separately addressed by historians, classicists, archaeologists, and geographers, to provide a new perspective on the origin of English and Scottish identity. His book is the first full exploration of these issues to cover such a long period in the development of British society and to relate ideas derived from Roman sources to the development of empire, while also placing ideas of origin in a European context. It is ...
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Overview

Richard Hingley's study crosses traditional academic boundaries by exploring sources usually separately addressed by historians, classicists, archaeologists, and geographers, to provide a new perspective on the origin of English and Scottish identity. His book is the first full exploration of these issues to cover such a long period in the development of British society and to relate ideas derived from Roman sources to the development of empire, while also placing ideas of origin in a European context. It is illustrated throughout with artefact drawings, site plans, and photographs.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199237029
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 8/15/2008
  • Pages: 408
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Hingley is Reader in Archaeology at the University of Durham.

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Table of Contents

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Introduction 1

1 'Made and not born civil!' 17

2 A wall to separate the barbarians from the Romans 85

3 'A colony so fertile' 157

4 'The Roman occupation of Britain and our own occupation of India' 238

Conclusion 326

References 335

Index 375

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