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Roman Britain: A Sourcebook has established itself as the only comprehensive collection of source material on the subject. It incorporates literary, numismatic and epigraphic evidence for the history of Britain under Roman rule, as well as translations of major literary sources.

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Roman Britain

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Roman Britain: A Sourcebook has established itself as the only comprehensive collection of source material on the subject. It incorporates literary, numismatic and epigraphic evidence for the history of Britain under Roman rule, as well as translations of major literary sources.

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Offers undergraduates and other readers with some background in the period a selection of excerpts from Latin texts relating to the 500-year occupation of Britain, along with evidence from coins and inscriptions. Ireland (classics and ancient history, U. of Warwick) provides little information about the authors or works quoted, though the information should be readily available in most academic environments. First published in 1986 and here augmented with new finds and interpretations. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Part 1: The Geography and People of Britain 1. The Earliest Contacts 2. The Roman Period Part 2: The Political and Military History 3. The Invasions of Caesar 4. Caesar to Claudius 5. The Claudian Invasion 6. Expansion of the Province and Rebellion 7. Tumult and Expansion 8. Withdrawal and Consolidation 9. The Hadrianic and Antonine Frontiers 10. Albinus and the Severan Dynasty 11. Usurpation and Recovery 12. Reorganisation and the Dynasty of Constantius 13. Danger, Decline and Collapse Part 3: Religion, Government, Commerce and Society 14. Religion 15.Government, Commerce and Society. Notes. Bibliography. Index of Literary Sources. Index of Inscriptions. General Index

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