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The towns of Roman Britain

Author: J S Wacher
Publisher: London : Batsford, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed., fully revView all editions and formats
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Substantially rewritten and re-illustrated to take account of the extensive new excavations and interpretations since the first edition, this book marks a watershed in Romano-British research.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J S Wacher
ISBN: 0713473193 9780713473193
OCLC Number: 32793368
Description: 480 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. What were towns and how did they develop? --
2. What part did towns play in the province? --
3. Towns as provincial capitals: London --
4. The coloniae: Colchester, Lincoln, Gloucester and York --
5. The first civitas capitals: Canterbury, Chelmsford and Verulamium --
6. From client kingdom to civitas: Caistor-by-Norwich, Chichester, Silchester and Winchester --
7. Flavian expansion: Cirencester, Dorchester, Exeter, Leicester and Wroxeter --
8. Hadrianic stimulation: Caerwent, Carmarthen, Brough-on-Humber and Aldborough --
9. Town-life or life in towns?
Responsibility: John Wacher.

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This edition has been substantially rewritten and reillustrated to take account of the extensive new excavations and interpretations since John Wacher's book was first published twenty years ago.  Read more...

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