The Frontier People of Roman Britain
By (author) Peter Salway
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Frontier People of Roman Britain by Peter Salway
Book DescriptionThe Frontier area of northern England is the most important and reliable source for archaeologists in existence. The perpetuation of the Roman imperial ideal, the survival of classical art and literature, and the spread of the Christian faith depended on the strength of the Empire's frontier and the people who lived there. In Britain these peoples represent nearly 400 years of a cosmopolitan society with the basic elements of a true civilisation. They had greater freedom and security and were more literate and prosperous than at any previous time or for many centuries after. Dr Salway's study of this area is a detailed investigation of the Romanised part of the civilian population to be made. He describes the people themselves and every aspect of their background and way of life, their legal status and their administrative system. He then examines each of the sites individually, making special use of aerial photographs.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521093156
(216mm x 140mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 8-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Peter Salway
Roman Britain: A Very Short Introduction, Paperback (May 2015)
For centuries Britain was an integral part of the Roman Empire. In this Very Short Introduction, Peter Salway weaves together the latest archaeological investigations and historical scholarship to chart life in Roman Britain from the first Roman invasion under Julius Caesar to the final collapse of the Roman Empire in the West around AD 500.
Roman Era, Hardback (January 2002)
The Roman period is where the past of the British Isles is first revealed through substantial written sources as well as archaeology. This book distils recent archaeological and documentary discoveries and advances in an accessible, concise manner for anyone interested in finding out more about the Roman Era.
History of Roman Britain, Paperback (May 2001)
From the invasions of Julius Caesar to the unexpected end of Roman rule in the early fifth century AD and the subsequent collapse of society in Britain, this is an account of Roman Britain.
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