Description : 'One could not ask for a more meticulous or scholarly assessment of what Britain meant to the Romans, or Rome to Britons, than Peter Salway's Monumental Study' Frederick Raphael, Sunday Times 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 book is the most authoritative and comprehensive account of Roman Britain ever published for the general reader. Peter Salway's narrative takes into account the latest research including exciting discoveries of recent years, and will be welcomed by anyone interested in Roman Britain.
Description : First published in The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, 1984; first published as a Very Short Introduction, 2000.
Description : In BC 55 Julius Caesar came, saw, conquered and then left. It was not until AD 43 that the Emperor Claudius crossed the channel and made Britain the western outpost of the Roman Empire that would span from the Scottish border to Persia. For the next 400 years the island would be transformed. Within that period would see the rise of Londinium, almost immediately burnt to the ground in 60 AD by Boudicca; Hadrian's Wall which was constructed in 112 AD to keep the northern tribes at bay as well as the birth of the Emperor Constantine in third century York. Interwoven with the historical narrative is a social history of the period showing how roman society grew in Britain.
Description : 'The toga was often to be seen among them': with these words the Roman Historian Tacitus describes the Britons adopting the Roman way of life at an early stage of their long history as Roman provincials.
Description : Now in its third edition, this work investigates Roman archaeology in the former Roman province of Britannia - the lands of England, Wales, southern and central Scotland.
Description : More than three hundred illustrations complement a detailed study of Roman Britain, from the pre-Roman Britons and the expeditions of Julius Caesar to the growing influence of Roman social, cultural, and religious institutions on Britain.
Description : Features the story of life in Britain under Roman occupation from 54 BC to AD 500. This book tells what Britain was like before the Romans invaded, how they invaded and what life was like in a Roman town.
Description : First published as part of the best-selling The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, Peter Salway's Very Short Introduction to Roman Britain weaves together the results of archaeological investigation and historical scholarship in a rounded and highly readable concise account.