Artefacts in Roman Britain

Artefacts in Roman Britain
Author: Lindsay Allason-Jones
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2011-02-10
ISBN: 0521860121
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Artefacts in Roman Britain Book Excerpt:

Helps the student understand the numerous artefacts from Roman Britain and what they reveal about life in the province.

The Finds of Roman Britain

The Finds of Roman Britain
Author: Guy De la Bédoyère
Publsiher: B T Batsford Limited
Total Pages: 242
Release: 1989
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Finds of Roman Britain Book Excerpt:

In the ancient world the Roman Empire was not only a great military power but also a trading and industrial one. This was no less true in Britain where in archaeological terms Roman levels are distinguished from prehistoric and post-Roman ones by the sheer mass of finds - pottery, coins, brooches, tools and all sorts of everyday objects - made of almost every material known at the time. Excavations since the 19th century have produced a vast amount of information and artefacts from the Roman period.

The Oxford Handbook of Roman Britain

The Oxford Handbook of Roman Britain
Author: Martin Millett,Louise Revell,Alison Moore
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2016-08-04
ISBN: 0191002526
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Roman Britain Book Excerpt:

This book provides a twenty-first century perspective on Roman Britain, combining current approaches with the wealth of archaeological material from the province. This volume introduces the history of research into the province and the cultural changes at the beginning and end of the Roman period. The majority of the chapters are thematic, dealing with issues relating to the people of the province, their identities and ways of life. Further chapters consider the characteristics of the province they lived in, such as the economy, and settlement patterns. This Handbook reflects the new approaches being developed in Roman archaeology, and demonstrates why the study of Roman Britain has become one of the most dynamic areas of archaeology. The book will be useful for academics and students interested in Roman Britain.

The Material Fall of Roman Britain 300 525 CE

The Material Fall of Roman Britain  300 525 CE
Author: Robin Fleming
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2021-06-11
ISBN: 0812252446
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Material Fall of Roman Britain 300 525 CE Book Excerpt:

"An examination of the transformations in lowland Britain's material culture over the course of the long fifth century CE during the late Roman regime and its end"--

Agriculture and Industry in South Eastern Roman Britain

Agriculture and Industry in South Eastern Roman Britain
Author: David Bird
Publsiher: Oxbow Books
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2016-12-31
ISBN: 1785703226
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agriculture and Industry in South Eastern Roman Britain Book Excerpt:

The ancient counties surrounding the Weald in the SE corner of England have a strongly marked character of their own that has survived remarkably well in the face of ever-increasing population pressure. The area is, however, comparatively neglected in discussion of Roman Britain, where it is often subsumed into a generalised treatment of the ‘civilian’ part of Britannia that is based largely on other parts of the country. This book aims to redress the balance. The focus is particularly on Kent, Surrey and Sussex account is taken of information from neighbouring counties, particularly when the difficult subsoils affect the availability of evidence. An overview of the environment and a consideration of themes relevant to the South-East as a whole accompany 14 papers covering the topics of rural settlement in each county, crops, querns and millstones, animal exploitation, salt production, leatherworking, the working of bone and similar materials, the production of iron and iron objects, non-ferrous metalworking, pottery production and the supply of tile to Roman London. Agriculture and industry provides an up-to-date assessment of our knowledge of the southern hinterland of Roman London and an area that was particularly open to influences from the Continent.

Roman Britain

Roman Britain
Author: Richard Hobbs,Ralph Jackson
Publsiher: British Museum Publications Limited
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9780714150611
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Roman Britain Book Excerpt:

The British Museum's new introductory guide to Roman Britain combines an informative text with first-class design and is illustrated with plentiful artefacts from the museum's collections. Throughout the book the emphasis is on cultural interaction and change, showing the impact of the Roman presence, but also British survivals; the book starts, perhaps unusually for general guides of this kind, with a section on pre-Roman Britain, and ends with a chapter on Britons after Rome. In between we learn about the military, the new literate culture introduced by Rome, about the impact of Rome on the rural economy, and on life in the new towns, as well as about religion. Constant reference to archaeological finds and sites gives a sense of place, and also of regional variation.

Roman Britain

Roman Britain
Author: Peter Salway
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2015
ISBN: 0198712162
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Roman Britain Book Excerpt:

First published in The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, 1984; first published as a Very Short Introduction, 2000.

Roman Britain Through its Objects

Roman Britain Through its Objects
Author: Iain Ferris
Publsiher: Amberley Publishing Limited
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-09-15
ISBN: 144561586X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Roman Britain Through its Objects Book Excerpt:

An alternative history of Roman Britain

Visions of the Roman North Art and Identity in Northern Roman Britain

Visions of the Roman North  Art and Identity in Northern Roman Britain
Author: Iain Ferris
Publsiher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2021-04-22
ISBN: 1789699061
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Visions of the Roman North Art and Identity in Northern Roman Britain Book Excerpt:

This is the first book to analyse art from the northern frontier zones of Roman Britain and to interpret the meaning and significance of this art in terms of the formation of a regional identity. It argues that a distinct and vibrant visual culture flourished in the north, primarily due to its status as a heavily militarized frontier zone.

A Companion to Roman Britain

A Companion to Roman Britain
Author: Malcolm Todd
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2008-04-15
ISBN: 0470998857
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to Roman Britain Book Excerpt:

This major survey of the history and culture of Roman Britain spans the period from the first century BC to the fifth century AD. Major survey of the history and culture of Roman Britain Brings together specialists to provide an overview of recent debates about this period Exceptionally broad coverage, embracing political, economic, cultural and religious life Focuses on changes in Roman Britain from the first century BC to the fifth century AD Includes pioneering studies of the human population and animal resources of the island.

Separating Romans and Barbarians

Separating Romans and Barbarians
Author: Nigel Richard Reginald Wright
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 177
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Great Britain
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Separating Romans and Barbarians Book Excerpt:

This thesis investigates the role which Roman artefacts played within rural settlements in North Britain during the Romano-British period. The possibility that Roman artefacts were used by native Britons as markers of prestige is explored through the presence or absence of Roman artefact types. The more prestigious the occupants of the rural settlements were, the more likely they were to have access to a variety of exotic trade items. The methodology employed in this study has been adapted from previous studies on pottery types and settlement remains from Scotland. This thesis examines an area that centres on Hadrian's Wall, which at various times in its history acted as the frontier for the Roman Empire, as well as being a staging post for troops and a means of controlling the local population's movement. The study region includes land up to 50 kilometres either side of Hadrian's Wall, and examines rural settlements located within one or two days travel from the Wall. The excavation reports of rural settlements were examined, and include settlement types such as homesteads, hillforts and villas. From these sites, Roman artefact types were quantified and used to generate data for analysis. The results agree with the hypothesis that social hierarchy can be detected through the comparative presence or absence of Roman artefact types. It is also apparent that the settlements on either side of Hadrian's Wall, and either side of the Pennines mountain chain, were not part of a simple, homogenous culture. This thesis begins with an outline of the geographic and environmental nature of the region (Chapter 2), and an examination of settlement and society in North Britain during the preceding Bronze and Iron Ages (Chapter 3). An essay on Romano-British society and settlement is included (Chapter 4), and is followed by a brief discussion of post- Roman Britain (Chapter 5). Following an outline of the methodology used (Chapter 6), the results of analysis are presented in detail (Chapter 7). The Discussion chapter explores how the results of analysis meet existing theories of rural settlement and society, and compares North Britain with continental data from Germany and North Gaul (Chapter 8).

A History of the British Isles

A History of the British Isles
Author: Kenneth L. Campbell
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2017-01-26
ISBN: 1474216692
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of the British Isles Book Excerpt:

CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2017 A History of the British Isles is a balanced and integrated political, social, cultural and religious history of the British Isles in all its complexity, exploring the constantly evolving dialogue and relationship between the past and the present. A wide range of topics and questions are addressed for each period and territory discussed, including England's Wars of the Roses of the 15th century and their influence on court politics during the 16th century; Ireland's Rebellion of 1798, the Potato Famine of the 1840s and the Easter Rising of 1916; the two World Wars and the Great Depression; British cultural and social change during the 1960s; and the history and future of the British Isles in the present day. Kenneth Campbell integrates the histories of England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales by exploring common themes and drawing on comparative examples, while also demonstrating how those histories are different, making this a genuinely integrated text. Campbell's approach allows readers to appreciate the history of the British Isles not just for its own sake, but for the purposes of understanding our current political divisions, our world and ourselves.

Artefacts and Archaeology

Artefacts and Archaeology
Author: Miranda Jane Aldhouse-Green,Peter Webster
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Artefacts and Archaeology Book Excerpt:

"This compilation of essays written by leading scholars in the fields of Iron Age and Roman archaeology in Britain examines the ways in which the study of sites, artifacts, and ancient societies are interdependent. Emphasizing the role of archaeologists as interpreters of people, not things, the essays show how objects studies can move beyond description and instead foster communication with the past. Topics covered include Iron Age and Romano-British religion; the Roman army in Wales; Roman bronze, pottery, and glass objects; the Roman economy; and museum objects."

Objects and Identities

Objects and Identities
Author: Hella Eckardt
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2014-10-30
ISBN: 0199693986
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Objects and Identities Book Excerpt:

This volume explores Rome's northern provinces through the portable artefacts people used and left behind. Objects are crucial to our understanding of the past, and can be used to explore interlinking aspects of identity. For example, can we identify incomers? How are exotic materials (such as amber and ivory) and objects depicting 'the exotic' (e.g. Africans) consumed? Do regional styles exist below the homogenizing influence of Roman trade? How do all these aspects of identity interact with others, such as status, gender, and age? In this innovative study, the author combines theoretical awareness and a willingness to engage with questions of social and cultural identity with a thorough investigation into the well-published but underused material culture of Rome's northern provinces. Pottery and coins, the dominant categories of many other studies, have here been largely excluded in favour of small portable objects such as items of personal adornment, amulets, and writing equipment. The case studies included were chosen because they relate to specific, often interlinking aspects of identity such as provincial, elite, regional, or religious identity. Their meaning is explored in their own right and in depth, and in careful examination of their contexts. It is hoped that these case studies will be of use to archaeologists working in other periods, and indeed to students of material culture generally by making a small contribution to a growing corpus of academic and popular books that develop interpretative, historical narratives from selected objects.

Imagining Roman Britain

Imagining Roman Britain
Author: Virginia Hoselitz
Publsiher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2015-01-06
ISBN: 0861933354
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imagining Roman Britain Book Excerpt:

An examination of how the Roman past was perceived, and used, by Victorian Britain.

Roman Woman

Roman Woman
Author: Lindsay Allason-Jones
Publsiher: Michael O'Mara Books
Total Pages: 427
Release: 2014-05-20
ISBN: 1782432876
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Roman Woman Book Excerpt:

Roman Britain is vividly portrayed in this fascinating and authentically detailed story about a year in the life of an ordinary woman and her family. The year is AD 133. Hadrian is Emperor of Rome and all its vast empire, including Britannia. The greater part of that island has long been under imperial rule and the Roman legions control most of the land, quelling uprisings and building new forts and towns. Around the fortress of Eboracum (now known as York), a bustling garrison settlement is developing, while along the north-west frontier of Hadrian's empire, the legions are completing the construction of a mighty wall. Introducing us to this world is Senovara, born into the Parisi, a local tribe whose customs have been little changed by Roman rule. But she is also the young wife of Quintus, a veteran of the 6th Legion Victrix. Settling in Quintus's home is both bewildering and awe-inspiring for Senovara as she seeks to adjust to Eboracum's cosmopolitan environment, come to terms with new customs and reconcile their cultural differences. Senovara finds that daily life in the settlement can be harsh; a constant struggle to provide her family with fresh food, water and warmth. Yet there is much enjoyment to be had as well, at the public baths or with new friends. There is also the excitement of religious festivals and in the regular news from the frontier, and peril in the form of a deadly fever which sweeps through Eboracum, forcing Senovara and her children to flee to her brother in the countryside. Roman Woman is an immersive, compelling narrative which gets to the heart of what life was like for everyday people in Roman Britain.

Women in Roman Britain

Women in Roman Britain
Author: Lindsay Allason-Jones
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 208
Release: 1989
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Great Britain
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women in Roman Britain Book Excerpt:

A new edition of the 1992 book detailing the complexities of life for women in Roman Britain. This edition chronicles the latest discoveries - tombstones, writing tablets, curse tablets, burials and artefacts - to create a vivid picture of 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 the Romano-British society. Lindsay Allason-Jones explores all aspects of women's life - from social status to hairstyles.

Roman Artefacts and Society

Roman Artefacts and Society
Author: Ellen Swift
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-02-09
ISBN: 0198785267
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Roman Artefacts and Society Book Excerpt:

In this book, Ellen Swift uses design theory, previously neglected in Roman archaeology, to investigate Roman artifacts in a new way, making a significant contribution to both Roman social history and our understanding of the relationships that exist between artefacts and people. Based on extensive data collection and the close study of artefacts from museum collections and archives, the book examines the relationship between artefacts, everyday behavior, and experience. The concept of "affordances"--features of an artefact that make possible, and incline users towards, particular uses for functional artifacts--is an important one for the approach taken. This concept is carefully evaluated by considering affordances in relation to other sources of evidence, such as use--wear, archaeological context, the end--products resulting from artifact use, and experimental reconstruction. Artifact types explored in the case studies include locks and keys, pens, shears, glass vessels, dice, boxes, and finger-rings, using material mainly drawn from the north-western Roman provinces, with some material also from Roman Egypt. The book then considers how we can use artefacts to understand particular aspects of Roman behavior and experience, including discrepant experiences according to factors such as age, social position, and left- or right-handedness, which are fostered through artifact design. The relationship between production and users of artifacts is also explored, investigating what particular production methods make possible in terms of user experience, and also examining production constraints that have unintended consequences for users. The book examines topics such as the perceived agency of objects, differences in social practice across the provinces, cultural change and development in daily practice, and the persistence of tradition and social convention. It shows that design intentions, everyday habits of use, and the constraints of production processes each contribute to the reproduction and transformation of material culture.

Roman Domestic Wood

Roman Domestic Wood
Author: Paola Pugsley
Publsiher: British Archaeological Reports Limited
Total Pages: 209
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Roman Domestic Wood Book Excerpt:

The lengthy subtitle aptly describes the content of this volume as an 'Analysis of the morphology, manufacture and use of selected categories of domestic wooden artefacts with particular reference to the material from Roman Britain'. Paola Pugsley presents an in-depth analysis of a limited assemblage of domestic wooden material from Britain, and comparative objects from Europe, discussing issues and problems of preservation, deposition and interpretation. Among the objects considered are combs and other grooming accessories, wood-soled footwear, boxes, tableware and kitchen equipment, supplemented by evidence from literary sources, iconography and an experimental study that focused on technological aspects. Pugsley concludes that many of the objects had important social as well as utilitarian functions and that the Roman period was a time of innovation which led to significant developments in technology and design. English text; abstracts in French, Italian and German.

The Ending of Roman Britain

The Ending of Roman Britain
Author: A.S. Esmonde-Cleary
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2002-11-01
ISBN: 1134554931
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ending of Roman Britain Book Excerpt:

Why did Roman Britain collapse? What sort of society succeeded it? How did the Anglo-Saxons take over? And how far is the traditional view of a massacre of the native population a product of biased historical sources? This text explores what Britain was like in the 4th-century AD and looks at how this can be understood when placed in the wider context of the western Roman Empire. Information won from archaeology rather than history is emphasized and leads to an explanation of the fall of Roman Britain. The author also offers some suggestions about the place of the post-Roman population in the formation of England.