Roman Britain: A New History

Roman Britain: A New History

by Guy de la Bedoyere
     
 

“This truly wonderful book is now the best available synthesis of Roman Britain. It is also the most attractive. Essential.”—ChoiceSee more details below

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“This truly wonderful book is now the best available synthesis of Roman Britain. It is also the most attractive. Essential.”—Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500287484
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
05/01/2010
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Guy de la Bédoyère is the author of numerous books on the period, including Eagles Over Britannia, Roman Towns in Britain, and Defying Rome: The Rebels of Roman Britain. He lives in England.

Table of Contents

Preface6
1Caesar & Iron Age Britain10
2The Conquest of Britain: AD 43-14223
The Vindolanda Writing Tablets48
Hadrian's Wall54
3Later Roman Britain59
4Governing Britain79
Coinage in Roman Britain81
Britannia85
Roads & Milestones92
Building Roman Roads94
Roman London96
5Military Installations101
The Legions108
The Auxilia113
6Towns in Roman Britain130
Forum & Basilica140
Public Baths144
Water Supply146
Theatres & Amphitheatres150
Roman Bath158
7Industry, Commerce & Production160
Pottery in Roman Britain170
8The Countryside & Villas182
Fishbourne200
9People & Places of Roman Britain206
Death & Burial212
Slavery in Roman Britain226
10Religion in Roman Britain228
Christianity230
Classical Temples236
Romano-Celtic Temples242
The Cult of Mithras248
11The Aftermath254
Late Treasure Hoards258
Chronology270
Visiting Roman Britain274
Notes276
Bibliography280
Illustration Credits283
Index283

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