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A History of Roman Britain
A History of Roman Britain Peter Salway 0192853384 9780192853387 In A History of Roman Britain, noted classical historian Peter Salway provides a rich account of Britains centuries under Roman rule. Britain, Salway writes, was a place of fascination
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A History of Roman Britain by Peter Salway

In A History of Roman Britain, noted classical historian Peter Salway provides a rich account of Britains centuries under Roman rule. Britain, Salway writes, was a place of fascination for the Romans--a fascination he brings to life with beautiful maps and illustrations and a thorough, authoritative narrative. Salway introduces us to what is known of the pre-Roman Britons, and deftly describes Julius Caesars dramatic expeditions in 55 and 54 B.C; in the years that followed, new contacts grew between the Romans and the inhabitants of this strange island. Salways comprehensive narrative blends together the changing politics and ways of life of the native Britons, the climactic conquest under Claudius and the subsequent, often violent consolidation, and the place of the new province in Imperial affairs. He carefully integrates the story of Roman Britain into the story of the Empire itself, showing the close attention the emperors paid to British affairs, and the interventions in imperial politics by the legions stationed there. Salway draws on the latest archeological finds, thoughtfully assessing the evidence and weaving it into his seamless narrative. Highly authoritative and readable, A History of Roman Britain brings alive the classical past of a familiar part of todays world.

Author: Peter Salway

Language: English

Edition: Abridged

Binding: Paperback

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 1997-10-09

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Peter Salway (Edition: Abridged) Paperback