9780415319447

Roman Britain

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415319447

  • ISBN10:

    0415319447

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2004-10-28
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

The occupation of Britain for 400 years by the Roman Empire is still the subject of much interest and continually emerging material.Roman Britainby David Shotter 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. Updated throughout to take 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.

Author Biography

David Shotter recently retired as Senior Lecturer in Roman History at the University of Lancaster.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
vi
Acknowledgements vii
Introduction 1(5)
Rome and Britain
6(10)
The Roman conquest of Britain
16(19)
The evolution of the frontier
35(18)
Occupation and its infrastructure
53(13)
`Becoming different without knowing it': economy and society in Roman Britain
66(14)
Religion in Romano-British society
80(17)
The later years
97(16)
Appendix I Dates
113(5)
Selective list of Romano-British dates
113(1)
Selective list of Roman emperors
114(2)
Selective list of Roman governors of Britain
116(2)
Appendix II Sources of information on roman britain
118(13)
Select Bibliography 131(8)
Index of Names and Places 139

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