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From renowned and respected author David Shotter, this updated and expanded edition of Roman Britain offers a concise introduction to this period, drawing on the wealth of recent scholarship to explain the progress of the Romans and their objectives in conquering Britain.


Key topics discussed include:


* the Roman conquest of Britain
* the evolution of the frontier with...

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Roman Britain

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Overview

From renowned and respected author David Shotter, this updated and expanded edition of Roman Britain offers a concise introduction to this period, drawing on the wealth of recent scholarship to explain the progress of the Romans and their objectives in conquering Britain.


Key topics discussed include:


* the Roman conquest of Britain
* the evolution of the frontier with Scotland
* the infrastructure the Romans put in place
* the place of religion in Roman Britain.


Taking account of recent research, this second edition includes an expanded bibliography and a number of new plates which illustrate the various aspects of the Roman occupation of Britain.

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'This book by the Professor Emeritus of Roman Imperial History at Lancaster University, is one of the very readable Lancaster pamphlets series produced by Routledge. These texts are all delivered in a style that conveys the relevant information in a concise yet informative manner ... Professor Shotter has laboured to produce an incredibly interesting and readable text which would be an asset to any history department ... I really enjoyed this book and found its style particularly engaging. I would have no hesitation in recommending it to others' – SATH, History Teaching Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134364244
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/2/2004
  • Series: Lancaster Pamphlets in Ancient History
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 160
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

David Shotter is Professor Emeritus in Roman Imperial History at the University of Lancaster. His many books include Rome and Her Empire, Tiberius Caesar (2nd edition, 2004), Augustus Caesar (2nd edition, 2005) and The Fall of the Roman Republic (2nd edition, 2005).

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
List of Maps
List of Illustrations
Introduction
1. Rome and Britain
2. The Roman Conquest of Britain
3. The Evolution of the Frontier
4. Occupation and its Infrastructure
5. 'Becoming Different Without Knowing It': Economy and Society in Roman Britain
6. Religion in Romano-British Society
7. The Later Years
Appendix 1. Dates
Selective lists of Romano-British Dates
Selective lists of Roman Emperors
Selective lists of Roman Governors of Britain
Appendix 2. Sources of Information on Roman Britain
Select Bibliography
Index of Names and Places
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