Architecture in Roman Britain
By (author) Guy de la Bedoyere
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Architecture in Roman Britain by Guy de la Bedoyere
Book DescriptionThe Roman period was Britain's first great architectural age, though this is difficult to appreciate from the ruinous state of the sites that survive. Understanding the types and range of buildings that existed in Roman Britain depends on careful excavation of foundations and wall footings, together with fragments of windows, roofs and carved architectural decoration discovered among the debris. When this evidence is taken together with examples of better-preserved buildings that still exist in Europe, the Near East and North Africa, it is possible to recreate something of the architecture of Roman Britain. This book looks at how in a few years Britain witnessed the design and erection of an astonishing range of buildings, from mundane and functional houses through to exotic temples and ambitious civil engineering projects. Some of Britain's Roman architects turn out to have been innovators. Reconstruction drawings and paintings by the author bring these vanished buildings back to life and recreate a lost world of forts, basilicas, theatres, baths, arches, classical temples, villas and lighthouses.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780747805304
(210mm x 150mm x 5mm)
Imprint: Shire Publications Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-May-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Guy de la Bedoyere
Roman Britain, Paperback (September 2013)
Deals with the Roman conquest and occupation within the larger context of Romano-British society and how it functioned. With nearly 300 illustrations and aerial views of Roman sites, and brimming with research and discoveries, this title intends to inform all those with an interest in this seminal epoch of British history.
Hadrian's Wall, Paperback (August 2010)
An extensively revised and updated version of a classic title.
Defying Rome, Paperback (November 2007)» View all books by Guy de la Bedoyere
Rome's power was under constant challenge. Nowhere was this truer than in Britain, Rome's remotest and most recalcitrant province. From the beginning to the end, a succession of idealists, chancers and reactionaries fomented dissent and rebellion. This book covers eleven rebellions and explains why Britain was a hot-bed of dissent.
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Author Biography - Guy de la Bedoyere
Guy de la Bedoyere has degrees in archaeology and modern history from Durham University, the University of London and the Institute of Archaeology. His main field of study is the history and archaeology of Roman Britain, on which he has written twelve book. He has presented a series on Roman Britain for BBC Radio 4 and BBC2 and has made numerous appearances on Channel 4's popular archaeology series 'Time Team'.
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