An Atlas of Roman Britain

Author: Barri Jones,D. J. Mattingly

Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 341

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This is a comprehensive atlas containing over 270 detailed and wide-ranging maps, figures, plans and site photographs on all aspects of Roman Britain.

An Atlas of Roman Rural Settlement in England

Author: Dr. Jeremy Taylor

Publisher: Council for British Archeology

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 134

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This publication will present the major findings of a project focusing on the characterisation, mapping and assessment of late prehistoric and Roman rural settlement. The volume redresses the balance in the study of rural Roman settlement, taking the discussion beyond high-status villas, and using a wider range of material evidence and diverse case studies to understand broader Roman rural land use. The evidence provides new insights into patterns of regionality in settlement, as well as an up-to-date overview of the nature and diversity of Iron Age and Roman rural life. The accessible discussion is also cross-referenced to a full set of online data from the full research project. The volume will highlight directions for future research in the discipline and provide a framework for further utilisation of a crucial archaeological resource. It will be invaluable reading for all scholars of Roman Britain.

A Portrait of Roman Britain

Author: John Wacher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317972082

Category: Social Science

Page: 152

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The Romans occupied Britain for almost four hundred years, and their influence is still all around us - in the shape of individual monuments such as Hadrians Wall, the palace at Fishbourne and the spa complex at Bath, as well as in subtler things such as the layout and locations of ancient towns such as London, Canterbury and Colchester, and the routes of many major roads. Yet this evidence can only suggest a small proportion of the effect that the Romans had on the landscape of Britain. A Portrait of Roman Britain breaks new ground in enabling us to visualise the changes in town and countryside brought by Roman military and civilian needs. Using clear, well-documented descriptions, John Wacher answers questions such as: * were Roman towns as neat and tidy as they are often represented? * how much woodland was needed to fuel the bath houses of Roman Britain? * how much land did a Roman cavalry regiment require for its horses?^

The Archaeology of Britain

An Introduction from Earliest Times to the Twenty-First Century

Author: John Hunter,Ian Ralston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135189587

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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The Archaeology of Britain is the only concise and up-to-date introduction to the archaeological record of Britain from the reoccupation of the landmass by Homo sapiens during the later stages of the most recent Ice Age until last century. This fully revised second edition extends its coverage, including greater detail on the first millennium AD beyond the Anglo-Saxon domain, and into recent times to look at the archaeological record produced by Britain’s central role in two World Wars and the Cold War. The chapters are written by experts in their respective fields. Each is geared to provide an authoritative but accessible introduction, supported by numerous illustrations of key sites and finds and a selective reference list to aid study in greater depth. It provides a one-stop textbook for the entire archaeology of Britain and reflects the most recent developments in archaeology both as a field subject and as an academic discipline. No other book provides such comprehensive coverage, with such a wide chronological range, of the archaeology of Britain. This collection is essential reading for undergraduates in archaeology, and all those interested in British archaeology, history and geography.

The Ruin of Roman Britain

An Archaeological Perspective

Author: James Gerrard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107038634

Category: History

Page: 361

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Employs new archaeological and historical evidence to explain how and why Roman Britain became Anglo-Saxon England.

The Anglo-Saxon World

Author: Nicholas Higham,M. J. Ryan

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300125348

Category: History

Page: 477

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Presents the Anglo-Saxon period of English history from the fifth century up to the late eleventh century, covering such events as the spread of Christianity, the invasions of the Vikings, the composition of Beowulf, and the Battle of Hastings.

The Conversion of Britain

Religion, Politics and Society in Britain, 600-800

Author: Barbara Yorke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317868315

Category: History

Page: 350

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The Britain of 600-800 AD was populated by four distinct peoples; the British, Picts, Irish and Anglo-Saxons. They spoke 3 different languages, Gaelic, Brittonic and Old English, and lived in a diverse cultural environment. In 600 the British and the Irish were already Christians. In contrast the conversion of the Anglo-Saxons and Picts occurred somewhat later, at the end of the 6th and during the 7th century. Religion was one of the ways through which cultural difference was expressed, and the rulers of different areas of Britain dictated the nature of the dominant religion in areas under their control. This book uses the Conversion and the Christianisation of the different peoples of Britainas a framework through which to explore the workings of their political systems and the structures of their society. Because Christianity adapted to and affected the existing religious beliefs and social norms wherever it was introduced, it’s the perfect medium through which to study various aspects of society that are difficult to study by any other means.

The Oxford History of Britain

Author: Kenneth O. Morgan

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191040150

Category: History

Page: 848

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The Oxford History of Britain tells the story of Britain and its people over two thousand years, from the coming of the Roman legions to the present day. Encompassing political, social, economic, and cultural developments throughout the British Isles, the dramatic narrative is taken up in turn by ten leading historians who offer the fruits of the best modern scholarship to the general reader in an authoritative form. A vivid, sometimes surprising picture emerges of a continuous turmoil of change in every period, and the wider social context of political and economic tension is made clear. But consensus, no less than conflict, is a part of the story: in focusing on elements of continuity down the centuries, the authors bring out that special awareness of identity which has been such a distinctive feature of British society. By relating both these factors in the British experience, and by exploring the many ways in which Britain has shaped and been shaped by contact with Europe and the wider world, this landmark work brings the reader face to face with the past, and the foundations of modern British society. The new edition brings the story into the twenty-first century, covering the changes to British society and culture during the Blair years and the invasion of Iraq and its aftermath.

The Routledge Atlas of British History

Author: Martin Gilbert

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415281478

Category: History

Page: 157

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The changing story of the British Isles forms the central theme of this fascinating and compelling atlas, which covers England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales - and the expansion and gradual disintegration of Britain's overseas empire. This new edition includes: * politics: from the Saxon kingdoms and the collapse of Britain's French Empire to Jacobites, Parliamentary Reform, the Commonwealth and Europe * war and Conflict: from Viking attacks and the Norman Invasion to the Armada, World War and the revolt against empire * trade and Industry: from the post-Norman economy and Tudor trade to industrial unrest and the opening of international trade routes * religion: from the Saxon Church to the Reformation * society and Economics: from civilian life in Roman Britain to the Industrial and Agricultural revolutions, the Great Strike and the growth of universities

Life and Letters from the Roman Frontier

Author: Alan Bowman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136773924

Category: History

Page: 160

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Greetings, I ask that you send the things which I need for the use of my boys . . . which you well know I cannot properly get hold of here . . . --A Roman solider on the frontier of England around AD 100 Over three hundred letters and documents were recently discovered at the fort of Vindolanda, in Northern England, written on wooden tablets which have survived nearly 2,000 years. Painstakingly deciphered by Alan Bowman, the materials contribute a wealth of evidence for daily life in the Roman Empire. Military documents testify to the lifestyle of officers and soldiers stationed at Vindolanda, and portraits of domestic life are included in letters between the officers' wives and a letter from home promising a solider a package of socks. The engaging texts from thirty-four tablets provide insight into the similarities of daily existence in the Roman Empire and the present.

Yseult, Part 1: Two Women

Author: Ruth Nestvold

Publisher: Red Dragon Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 116

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A retelling of the legend of Tristan and Iseult

Römisches Heer und Gesellschaft

gesammelte Beiträge 1991-1999

Author: Oliver Stoll

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag

ISBN: 9783515078177

Category: History

Page: 522

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Eighteen essays, first published between 1991 and 1999, focus on the place of the Roman army within society, particularly within the German provinces. Subjects include the sculptural representation of military figures, the social position of the Roman officer, the role of the army in the movement of cults around the east, military architecture and technology and the contribution of veteran settlers to the management of the countryside.

An Atlas of Irish History

Author: Ruth Dudley Edwards,Bridget Hourican

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415278591

Category: History

Page: 299

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Fully revised and updated with over 100 beautiful maps, charts and graphs, and a narrative packed with facts this outstanding book examines the main changes that have occurred in Ireland and among the Irish abroad over the past two millennia.

The Roman Army, 31 BC - AD 337

A Sourcebook

Author: Brian Campbell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134909403

Category: History

Page: 292

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The Roman army is remarkable for its detailed organisation and professional structure. It not only extended and protected Rome's territorial empire which was the basis of Western civilisation, but also maintained the politcal power of the emperors. The army was an integral part of the society and life of the empire and illustrated many aspects of Roman government. This sourcebook presents literary and epigraphic material, papyri and coins which illustrate the life of the army from recruitment and in the field, to peacetime and the community. It is designed as a basic tool for students of the Roman army and Roman history in general.

Rivers and the Power of Ancient Rome

Author: Brian Campbell

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 080786904X

Category: History

Page: 608

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Figuring in myth, religion, law, the military, commerce, and transportation, rivers were at the heart of Rome's increasing exploitation of the environment of the Mediterranean world. In Rivers and the Power of Ancient Rome, Brian Campbell explores the role and influence of rivers and their surrounding landscape on the society and culture of the Roman Empire. Examining artistic representations of rivers, related architecture, and the work of ancient geographers and topographers, as well as writers who describe rivers, Campbell reveals how Romans defined the geographical areas they conquered and how geography and natural surroundings related to their society and activities. In addition, he illuminates the prominence and value of rivers in the control and expansion of the Roman Empire--through the legal regulation of riverine activities, the exploitation of rivers in military tactics, and the use of rivers as routes of communication and movement. Campbell shows how a technological understanding of--and even mastery over--the forces of the river helped Rome rise to its central place in the ancient world.

First Book of Botany

Being an Introduction to the Study of the Anatomy and Physiology of Plants, Suited for Beginners

Author: John Hutton Balfour

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Botany

Page: 118

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