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A Companion to Roman Britain


A Companion to Roman Britain


Blackwell Companions to British History 1. Aufl.

von: Malcolm Todd

37,99 €

Verlag: Wiley-Blackwell
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 15.04.2008
ISBN/EAN: 9780470998854
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 528

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This major survey of the history and culture of Roman Britain spans the period from the first century BC to the fifth century AD. Major survey of the history and culture of Roman Britain Brings together specialists to provide an overview of recent debates about this period Exceptionally broad coverage, embracing political, economic, cultural and religious life Focuses on changes in Roman Britain from the first century BC to the fifth century AD Includes pioneering studies of the human population and animal resources of the island.
List of Figures ix List of Contributors xiii Abbreviations xv Introduction xviiMalcolm Todd 1 Britain and the Continent: Networks of Interaction 1Barry Cunliffe 2 Society and Polity in Late Iron Age Britain 12Colin Haselgrove 3 The Native Elite and their Funerary Practices from the First Century BC to Nero 30Rosalind Niblett 4 The Claudian Conquest and its Consequences 42Malcolm Todd 5 The Conquest of Wales 60William Manning 6 The Roman Penetration of the North in the Late First Century AD 75Gordon Maxwell 7 Soldier and Civilian in Wales 91Jeffrey Davies 8 The Northern Frontier of Britain from Trajan to Antoninus Pius: Roman Builders and Native Britons 114James Crow 9 Scotland and the Northern Frontier: Second to Fourth Centuries AD 136W. S. Hanson 10 Cities and Urban Life 162Michael J. Jones 11 Gallo-British Deities and their Shrines 193Miranda Aldhouse-Green 12 Roman Religion and Roman Culture in Britain 220Martin Henig 13 The Human Population: Health and Disease 242Charlotte Roberts and Margaret Cox 14 The Family in Roman Britain 273Lindsay Allason-Jones 15 Personal Ornament 288Alexandra Croom 16 Textiles and Dress 299John Peter Wild 17 Economic Structures 309Michael Fulford 18 Rural Settlement in Northern Britain 327Richard Hingley 19 Rural Settlement in Southern Britain: A Regional Survey 349Anthony King 20 Domestic Animals and their Uses 371Annie Grant 21 The Army in Late Roman Britain 393Pat Southern 22 Britain in the Fourth Century 409Simon Esmonde Cleary 23 The Final Phase 428Ian Wood 24 The Rediscovery of Roman Britain 443Malcolm Todd Bibliography 460 Index 499
"This volume is an invaluable source of current research into marginal areas not often covered by other books on Roman Britain. The essays are well written, concise and take the reader straight to the heart of the matter. This volume is an excellent addition to the existing volumes in the Blackwell Companions to British History series." Reference Reviews "The authors are leading researchers and their individual statements all contain a wealth of information and interpretation which will make the Companion a useful resource." Britannia
Malcolm Todd is an archaeologist and ancient historian. He has held chairs in the universities of Exeter and Durham, Visiting Fellowships at All Souls College and Brasenose College, Oxford, and a Senior Research Fellowship of the British Academy and the Leverhulme Trust. He is the author of books on the Roman West and the early Germanic peoples, including The Early Germans (second edition, Blackwell, 2004), Migrants and Invaders (2001) and Roman Britain (third edition, Blackwell, 1999). He retired as Principal of Trevelyan College, Durham, in 2000.
This major survey of the history and culture of Roman Britain spans the period from the first century BC to the fifth century AD. It brings together specialists in the field to provide an overview of recent debates about Roman Britain, synthesizing the latest research in archaeology, literature, numismatics, and history. The contributors examine how historians’ understanding of developments in political, economic, cultural, and religious life in Roman Britain has changed over time. They also explain the evolution of the Roman British society over its 500-year existence. This Companion will be invaluable to all those interested in the history of the period and its interpretation. The pioneering studies of the human population and animal resources of the island will be of particular interest to scholars.
"This volume is an invaluable source of current research into marginal areas not often covered by other books on Roman Britain. The essays are well written, concise and take the reader straight to the heart of the matter. This volume is an excellent addition to the existing volumes in the Blackwell Companions to British History series." Reference Reviews "The authors are leading researchers and their individual statements all contain a wealth of information and interpretation which will make the Companion a useful resource." Britannia

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