Towns Of Roman Britain

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This edition, now in paperback for the first time, has been substantially rewritten and re-illustrated to take account of the extensive new excavations and interpretations since it was first published twenty years ago. The Towns of Roman Britain covers the origin, development, public and private buildings, fortifications, character and demise of the province, including the provincial capital of London, the coloniae of Colchester, Lincoln, Gloucester and York, and the first civitas capitals of Canterbury, ...

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Overview

This edition, now in paperback for the first time, has been substantially rewritten and re-illustrated to take account of the extensive new excavations and interpretations since it was first published twenty years ago. The Towns of Roman Britain covers the origin, development, public and private buildings, fortifications, character and demise of the province, including the provincial capital of London, the coloniae of Colchester, Lincoln, Gloucester and York, and the first civitas capitals of Canterbury, Verulamium and Chelmsford.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415170413
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/4/1997
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 484
  • Product dimensions: 0.97 (w) x 7.44 (h) x 9.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 6
Acknowledgements to Second Edition 7
List of Illustrations 9
Note on References 13
Preface to Second Edition 14
Introduction 15
1 What were towns and how did they develop? 17
2 What part did towns play in the province? 33
3 Towns as provincial capitals: London 82
4 The coloniae: Colchester, Lincoln, Gloucester and York 112
5 The first civitas capitals: Canterbury, Chelmsford and Verulamium 189
6 From client kingdom to civitas: Caistor-by-Norwich, Chichester, Silchester and Winchester 242
7 Flavian expansion: Cirencester, Dorchester, Exeter, Leicester and Wroxeter 302
8 Hadrianic stimulation: Caerwent, Carmarthen, Brough-on-Humber and Aldborough 378
9 Town-life or life in towns? 408
Abbreviations used in the Notes and Bibliography 422
Notes 424
Bibliography 456
Index 475
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