By Malcolm Todd
This significant survey of the heritage and tradition of Roman Britain spans the interval from the 1st century BC to the 5th century AD.
- Major survey of the heritage and tradition of Roman Britain
- Brings jointly experts to supply an outline of contemporary debates approximately this period
- Exceptionally vast insurance, embracing political, monetary, cultural and non secular life
- Focuses on adjustments in Roman Britain from the 1st century BC to the 5th century AD
- Includes pioneering reviews of the human inhabitants and animal assets of the island.
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On this was laid a new system of direct trade articulated by Roman entrepreneurs for their own commercial interests, and over the top was a system of elite patronage serving a Roman political agenda. The escalation of Roman involvement was such that many living in south-eastern Britain would have regarded the invasion of A D 43 as a wished-for inevitability. REFERENCES Boon, G. C. 1977. A Graeco-Roman anchor stock from North Wales. Antiquaries’ Journal, 57, 10–30. Boudet, R. 1988. Iberian type brooches [from Mount Batten, Plymouth].