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The Roman Invasion of BritainConquest: The Roman Invasion of Britain The story of the Claudian Conquest of Britain was only partly recorded by ancient historians. Tacitus' Annals breaks off at the death of Tiberius, while the narrative of Cassius Dio survives only as a collection of selected pieces. Much of this missing knowledge has been recaptured by archaeological research. As a result, we have a better understanding of the tribal society which then existed in Britain, and this can help us to appreciate the courses of military action open to Aulus Plautius, the commanding Roman general. There are other important military factors which would have affected Plautius' choice of options: logistical, geographical, political. In this innovative and much acclaimed study John Peddie argues that the organisation and supply problems of a task force of some 40,000 men and several thousand animals would broadly have dictated Roman tactics. He discusses what these may have been, examines the reason's for Vespasian's seemingly isolated foray into the West Country, and suggests that Caratacus' guerilla campaign (AD 43-52) denied the Romans their hope of a speedy conquest.

A New History Of Roman BritainRoman Britain: A New History The Roman conquest and occupation within the larger context of Romano-British society and how it functioned. With nearly 300 illustrations and dramatic aerial views of Roman sites, and brimming with the very latest research and discoveries, "Roman Britain" will delight and inform all those with an interest in this seminal epoch of British history.

An Atlas of Roman BritainAn Atlas of Roman Britain This comprehensive atlas contains over 270 wide-ranging maps, figures, plans and site photographs on all aspects of Roman Britain. The maps are drawn to a series of standard scales. They cover political and military history, as well as the physical geography of Britain and the view that Roman geographers had of it. Evidence for economic activity, including mining and pottery production, studies of life in town and country and of religion, are given in the maps. Major monuments such as Hadrian's Wall feature on the larger-scale maps and plans. The maps are set in context by a descriptive text and the extensive use of aerial photographs.

Women in Roman BritainWomen in Roman Britain This edition is based on the latest discoveries and chronicles the lives, habits and thoughts of women in Britain over four centuries. Diversity of backgrounds, traditions and tastes lies at the heart of the book - displaying the cosmopolitan nature of Romano-British society. The author also attempts to explore the unique archaeological record for British women in the period, as opposed to classical evidence about women from Rome. Evidence for high status women is more plentiful, including the powerful female rulers Cartimandua and Boudica, but the author attempts to balance this picture with more broad-ranging analyses of material culture, inscriptions, writing tablets, curse tablets, and burials, which include lower class women and give a sense of the reality of life in a province.

Life in Roman BritainLife in Roman Britain This accessible reconstruction of life in Roman Britain begins by placing Britain firmly in an historical context, drawing parallels with other provinces of the Roman Empire and linking the indigenous Celtic people with the Roman invaders. Thereafter individual chapters cover administration and society; religion, belief and death; recreation and leisure; the domestic economy; food and drink; art and decoration; personal life style. Throughout, in text and illustration, the author makes use of the latest archaeological evidence.

BritanniaBritannia This book completely re-evaluates the evidence for, and the interpretation of, the rule of the kings of late Iron Age Britain: Cunobelin and Verica. Within a few generations of their reigns, after one died and the other had fled, Rome's ceremonial centres had been transformed into the magnificence of Roman towns with monumental public buildings, and "Britannia: The Creation of a Roman Province" examines these kings' long-lasting legacy in the creation of Britannia. Among the topics considered are: the links between Iron Age king of Britain and Rome before the Claudian conquest; the creation of the towns of Roman Britain; the different natures of 'Roman identity'; the long lasting influence of the kings on the development of the province; the widely different ways that archaeologists have read the evidence. Examining the kings' legacy in the creation of the Roman province of Britannia, the book examines the interface of two worlds and how much each owed to the other.

Britain in the Roman EmpireImperial Possession: Britain in the Roman Empire: 54 BC - AD 409 (Allen Lane History) The centuries under which Britain was under Roman occupation have always had a contradictory reputation. Generations of British readers were brought up to approve of the Roman Empire as the model for their own empire, but equally it was embarrassingly clear that within the Roman Empire Britain itself was merely an unattractive exploitation colony. David Mattingly's major new book draws on a wealth of new research to recreate brilliantly this colonial Britain: a rebellious, disadvantaged place needing heavy garrisoning and highly vulnerable to political change in Rome. The result puts the whole great story in a new and fascinating light.

Towns in Roman BritainTowns in Roman Britain (Shire Archaeology Series) Many of Britain's towns and cities originated in the Roman period, established as part of a systematic programme to urbanise the island. Why imperial Rome initiated this programme is the first of many topics examined in the third edition of this introduction to the towns of Roman Britain.

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