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The real lives of Roman Britain : a history of Roman Britain through the lives of those who were there

Author: Guy De la Bédoyère
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2016. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Britain of the Roman Occupation is, in a way, an age that is dark to us. While the main events from 55 BC to AD 410 are little disputed, and the archaeological remains of villas, forts, walls, and cities explain a great deal, we lack a clear sense of individual lives. This book is the first to infuse the story of Britannia with a beating heart, the first to describe in detail who its inhabitants were and their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Guy De la Bédoyère
ISBN: 9780300207194 0300207190
OCLC Number: 1043704731
Description: xxi, 241 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly coloured) ; 24 cm
Contents: Cold contact : the coming of Caesar, 55 BC-AD 41 --
Quislings and rebels, AD 41-61 --
Roman Britain's boom years, AD 61-161 --
Life on the frontier --
Gods and goddesses --
Death, disruption and decline in the third century --
Roman Britain's high summer, AD 307-410 --
Looking back on the world of giants, AD 410 and after.
Responsibility: Guy de la Bédoyère.

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An innovative, informative, and entertaining history of Roman Britain told through the lives of individuals in all walks of life  Read more...

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"As a short history of Roman Britain, unencumbered by the apparatus of too much military history, it is one of the best available, both up-to-date and refreshingly skeptical."-Mary Beard, New York Read more...

 
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