Roman Roads

Roman Roads
Author: Anne Kolb
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 442
Release: 2019-07-08
ISBN: 311063631X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Roman Roads Book Excerpt:

This volume aims to present the current state of research on Roman roads and their foundations in a combined historical and archaeological perspective. The focus is on the diverse local histories and the varying degrees of significance of individual roads and regional networks, which are treated here for the most important regions of the empire and beyond. The assembled contributions will be of interest to historians, archaeologists and epigraphers, since they tackle matters as diverse as the technical modalities of road-building, the choice of route, but also the functionality and the motives behind the creation of roads. Roman roads are further intimately related to various important aspects of Roman history, politics and culture. After all, such logistical arteries form the basis of all communication and exchange processes, enabling not only military conquest and security but also facilitating the creation of an organized state as well as trade, food supply and cultural exchange. The study of Roman roads must always be based on a combination of written and archaeological sources in order to take into account both their concrete geographical location and their respective spatial, cultural, and historical context.

The Secret History of the Roman Roads of Britain

The Secret History of the Roman Roads of Britain
Author: M.C. Bishop
Publsiher: Pen and Sword
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2014-02-28
ISBN: 1848846150
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret History of the Roman Roads of Britain Book Excerpt:

There have been many books on Britain's Roman roads, but none have considered in any depth their long-term strategic impact. Mike Bishop shows how the road network was vital not only in the Roman strategy of conquest and occupation, but influenced the course of British military history during subsequent ages. ??The author starts with the pre-Roman origins of the network (many Roman roads being built over prehistoric routes) before describing how the Roman army built, developed, maintained and used it. Then, uniquely, he moves on to the post-Roman history of the roads. He shows how they were crucial to medieval military history (try to find a medieval battle that is not near one) and the governance of the realm, fixing the itinerary of the royal progresses. Their legacy is still clear in the building of 18th century military roads and even in the development of the modern road network. Why have some parts of the network remained in use throughout??The text is supported with clear maps and photographs. ??Most books on Roman roads are concerned with cataloguing or tracing them, or just dealing with aspects like surveying. This one makes them part of military landscape archaeology.

The Planning of Roman Roads and Walls in Northen Britain

The Planning of Roman Roads and Walls in Northen Britain
Author: John Poulter
Publsiher: Amberley Publishing Limited
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2012-11-30
ISBN: 1445612097
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Planning of Roman Roads and Walls in Northen Britain Book Excerpt:

The Roman Empire depended on its roads and walls for trade and security, but before these vast structures were built, their courses would need to have been chosen and their lines set out across the countryside. In the absence of any significant Roman literature on the subject, John Poulter has devised a way of detecting the directions in which Roman surveyors may have been working when setting out their roads and walls in northern Britain.

Notes Not Included in the Memoirs Already Published on Roman Roads in Northumberland

Notes  Not Included in the Memoirs Already Published  on Roman Roads in Northumberland
Author: Henry MacLauchlan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 120
Release: 1867
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Great Britain
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Roads of the Romans

The Roads of the Romans
Author: Romolo Augusto Staccioli
Publsiher: Getty Publications
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780892367320
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Escape Down the Roman Road

Escape Down the Roman Road
Author: Stacia Lynn Reynolds
Publsiher: WestBow Press
Total Pages: 108
Release: 2015-09-25
ISBN: 1512713732
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Escape Down the Roman Road Book Excerpt:

Escape down the four Roman roads; Jesus is the way. Roman Road 1 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23) Roman Road 2 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6:23) Roman Road 3 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8) Roman Road 4 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (Romans 10:910)

Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome

Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome
Author: Lesley Adkins,Roy A. Adkins
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 418
Release: 1998
ISBN: 9780195123326
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome Book Excerpt:

A one-volume reference on the history of the Roman Empire covers more than 1,200 years of Roman rule from the 8th century B.C. to the 5th century A.D.

Roman Road in the Parish of Ewhurst Surrey

Roman Road in the Parish of Ewhurst  Surrey
Author: James Park Harrison
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 56
Release: 1872
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Roads, Roman
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Roman Road to Portslade

The Roman Road to Portslade
Author: James Edmund Dunning
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 226
Release: 1925
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: England
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Roman Road Over Blackstone Edge

The Roman Road Over Blackstone Edge
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 13
Release: 1884
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Blackstone Edge, Lancashire
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Roads to Rome

Roads to Rome
Author: John Heseltine
Publsiher: Getty Publications
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780892368273
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Roads to Rome Book Excerpt:

"A lifelong love affair with Italy prompted travel photographer John Heseltine to create his own visual record of a unique series of journeys he made along five of the ancient Roman roads: the Via Appia, which extends from Rome to the great port of Brindisi; the Via Cassia to Siena and Florence; the Via Flaminia to Fano; the Via Aurelia to Ventimigli; and the Via Emilia from Milan to Rimini. These routes offer a natural framework to a photographic record of the varied regions of Italy and glimpses of how they have evolved over two thousand years, with insight into the fusion of old and new that gives Italy its distinctive character."--BOOK JACKET.

Near Eastern Archaeology

Near Eastern Archaeology
Author: Suzanne Richard
Publsiher: Eisenbrauns
Total Pages: 486
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1575060833
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Near Eastern Archaeology Book Excerpt:

Annotation Filling a gap in classroom texts, more than 60 essays by major scholars in the field have been gathered to create the most up-to-date and complete book available on Levantine and Near Eastern archaeology. The book is divided into two sections: "Theory, Method, and Context," and "Cultural Phases and Topics," which together provide both methodological and areal coverage of the subject. The text is complemented by many line drawings and photographs. Includes a foreword by W.G. Dever.

Reading and Mapping Hardy s Roads

Reading and Mapping Hardy s Roads
Author: Scott Rode
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2006-06-23
ISBN: 1135519803
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading and Mapping Hardy s Roads Book Excerpt:

This book examines Thomas Hardy's representations of the road and the ways the archaeological and historical record of roads inform his work. Through an analysis of the uneven and often competing road signs found within three of his major novels - The Return of the Native, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, and Jude the Obscure - and by mapping the road travels of his protagonists, this book argues that the road as represented by Hardy provides a palimpsest that critiques the Victorian construction of social and sexual identities. Balancing modern exigencies with mythic possibilities, Hardy's fictive roads exist as contested spaces that channel desire for middle-class assimilation even as they provide the means both to reinforce and to resist conformity to hegemonic authority.

Life in Ancient Rome

Life in Ancient Rome
Author: F. R. Cowell
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 228
Release: 1976-02-27
ISBN: 9780399503283
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life in Ancient Rome Book Excerpt:

“This book will be of the greatest service . . . a scholarly and convenient presentation of a vast array of facts.” –Times Literary Supplement In this well-written and well-researched social history, F. R. Cowell succeeds in making Life in Ancient Rome alive and dynamic. The combination of acute historical detail and supplementary illustrations makes this book perfectly suited for the student preparing to explore classics, as well as the tourist preparing to explore twentieth-century Rome. Lucid and engaging, Life in Ancient Rome is for anyone seeking familiarity with the greatness that was Rome.

Suffolk in the Middle Ages

Suffolk in the Middle Ages
Author: Norman Scarfe
Publsiher: Boydell Press
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2007-03
ISBN: 9781843830689
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Suffolk in the Middle Ages Book Excerpt:

Norman Scarfe explores place names, the Sutton Hoo ship burial, the coming of Christianity, and the abbey at Bury St Edmunds, concluding with an evocative study of five Suffolk places - Southwold, Dunwich, Yoxford, and Wingfield and Fressingfield. The modern landscape of Suffolk is still essentially a medieval one, though much of it is even earlier: the five hundred medieval churches and ten thousand 'listed' houses 'of historic or architectural interest', and the 'Hundred'lanes going back at least to the tenth century, are often found to be set in a landscape created before the Roman conquest. Suffolk in the Middle Ages opens with a discussion of the earliest written records, the place-names, as a guide to settlement-patterns, including the setting of Sutton Hoo. Among the grave-goods found in that celebrated ship and discussed here was the whetstone-sceptre; asked to carry it from its showcase in the British Museum to the laboratory, the author acknowledges a closer feeling of involvement even than helping to re-open the ship in its mound in 1966. His explanation of the presence of the whetstone-sceptre, printed here, has never been challenged. The identification of a carved Anglo-Saxon cross at Iken in 1977 prompted the essay here on St Botolph and the coming of East Anglian Christianity. This leads to a consideration of the Danish invasion of East Anglia, and a reexamination of the posthumous victory of King Edmund and Christianity as portrayed in an imaginary Breckland warren on the front of this book. Scarfe's carefully reasoned argument that the Metropolitan Museum's famous walrusivory cross was made for the monks' choir at Bury has never been refuted. Life in Bury abbey is vividly reconstructed: it was the most richly documented flowering of the work of East Anglia's apostles, Felix and Fursa, which alsoled to the phenomenal establishment in Suffolk by 1086 of four hundred of the five hundred medieval churches. In four East Suffolk essays, Southwold, Dunwich, Yoxford and Wingfield are exposed to Norman Scarfe's interpretativeskills. He reveals a past few could have guessed at, often quite as curious as the 'Two Strange Tales' unravelled in his concluding pages.

The Seven Hills of Rome

The Seven Hills of Rome
Author: Grant Heiken,R. Funiciello,Donatella De,Donatella Rita
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780691069951
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Seven Hills of Rome Book Excerpt:

From humble beginnings, Rome became perhaps the greatest intercontinental power in the world. Why did this historic city become so much more influential than its neighbor, nearby Latium, which was peopled by more or less the same stock? Over the years, historians, political analysts, and sociologists have discussed this question ad infinitum, without considering one underlying factor that led to the rise of Rome--the geology now hidden by the modern city. This book demonstrates the important link between the history of Rome and its geologic setting in a lively, fact-filled narrative sure to interest geology and history buffs and travelers alike. The authors point out that Rome possessed many geographic advantages over surrounding areas: proximity to a major river with access to the sea, plateaus for protection, nearby sources of building materials, and most significantly, clean drinking water from springs in the Apennines. Even the resiliency of Rome's architecture and the stability of life on its hills are underscored by the city's geologic framework. If carried along with a good city map, this book will expand the understanding of travelers who explore the eternal city's streets. Chapters are arranged geographically, based on each of the seven hills, the Tiber floodplain, ancient creeks that dissected the plateau, and ridges that rise above the right bank. As an added bonus, the last chapter consists of three field trips around the center of Rome, which can be enjoyed on foot or by using public transportation.

The Technical Development of Roads in Britain

The Technical Development of Roads in Britain
Author: Graham West
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2019-05-07
ISBN: 1351723480
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Technical Development of Roads in Britain Book Excerpt:

This title was first published in 2003. The history of roads in Great Britain has not been one of steady development, but rather, one that has waxed and waned in response to social, military and economic needs, and also as to whether there have been alternative methods of transport available. Paralleling this, the technical aspects of road construction - with the one great exception of Roman roads - can be seen as a fitful progression of improvement followed by neglect as the roadmaker has responded, albeit tardily on occasion, to the needs of the road user. This text describes the technical development of British roads in relation to the needs of the time, and thereby touches upon its relation to the history of the country more generally.

The Celt the Roman and the Saxon

The Celt  the Roman  and the Saxon
Author: Thomas Wright
Publsiher: London : A. Hall, Virtue
Total Pages: 570
Release: 1852
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Archaeology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Roman Roads and Aqueducts

Roman Roads and Aqueducts
Author: Don Nardo
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Roman Roads and Aqueducts Book Excerpt:

Describes the construction of roads and aqueducts in ancient Rome, life and customs along the roads, water distribution and aqueduct maintenance, and the building of bridges.

Greco Roman Culture and the Galilee of Jesus

Greco Roman Culture and the Galilee of Jesus
Author: Mark A. Chancey
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2005-12-15
ISBN: 113944798X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Greco Roman Culture and the Galilee of Jesus Book Excerpt:

Greco-Roman Culture and the Galilee of Jesus, a book-length investigation of this topic, challenges the conventional scholarly view that first-century Galilee was thoroughly Hellenised. Examining architecture, inscriptions, coins and art from Alexander the Great's conquest until the early fourth century CE, Chancey argues that the extent of Greco-Roman culture in the time of Jesus has often been greatly exaggerated. Antipas's reign in the early first century was indeed a time of transition, but the more dramatic shifts in Galilee's cultural climate happened in the second century, after the arrival of a large Roman garrison. Much of Galilee's Hellenisation should thus be understood within the context of its Romanisation. Any attempt to understand the Galilean setting of Jesus must recognise the significance of the region's historical development as well as how Galilee fits into the larger context of the Roman East.