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A Companion to Roman Britain
by Peter A. Clayton (Editor)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0714820318, Hardcover)All the major aspects of Roman Britain from its Conquest in AD 43 to its final abandonment in the fifth century. Topics of special interest, including the Palace at Fishbourne and Hadrian's Wall, are dealt with in a series of special two-page spreads. The 350 illustrations give a rich sample of the surviving remains. "The Companion will delight and stimulate the beginner and expert alike; it provides a perfect introduction to the subject, and answers the essential questions posed by anyone with an interest in Roman Britain".
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"This major survey of the history and culture of Roman Britain spans the period from the first century B.C. to the fifth century A.D. 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. Of particular interest to scholars will be the pioneering studies of the human population and animal resources of the island."--BOOK JACKET.
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