Towns in Roman Britain

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Osprey Publishing, 2001 - Social Science - 80 pages
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Many of Britain's towns and cities originated in the Roman period, established as part of a systematic programme to urbanise the island. Why imperial Rome initiated this programme is the first of many topics examined in the third edition of this popular introduction to the towns of Roman Britain. Written for the interested amateur and undergraduate student, this book assumes no specialist knowledge of the subject: instead, it explains the terminology and concepts to be found in other more detailed works, especially those concerned with how Roman towns were organised and administered. The principal purpose of the book, however, is to explain how the towns of Roman Britain appeared and functioned, and what happened to them during the four centuries of Roman rule.
  

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Contents

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
4
PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
5
THE URBANISATION OF BRITAIN
7
PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND AMENITIES
17
HOUSING AND HOUSEHOLDS
29
WEALTH COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
38
RELIGION AND RELIGIOUS BUILDINGS
47
URBAN SOCIETY IN ROMAN BRITAIN
56
CHANGE AND TRANSFORMATION
64
FURTHER READING
74
SITES AND MUSEUMS TO VISIT
76
ROMAN NAMES OF SOME PLACES MENTIONED IN THE TEXT
78
INDEX
79
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About the author (2001)

Julian Bennett has been active in archaeology since he was ten years old. After many years as a field archaeologist in England and north Germany, he took a BA in Archaeology at the University of Durham, and then his PhD at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne for research on the Hadrianic Frontier of Britain. In 1995 he was appointed to his current position as Instructor in Roman Archaeology at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey.

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