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The Towns of Roman Britain - John Wacher

The Towns of Roman Britain

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Published: 4th September 1997
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This edition, now in paperback for the first time, has been substantially rewritten and re-illustrated to take account of the extensive new excavations and interpretations since it was first published twenty years ago. "The Towns of Roman Britain" covers the origin, development, public and private buildings, fortifications, character and demise of the province, including the provincial capital of London, the coloniae of Colchester, Lincoln, Gloucester and York, and the first civitas capitals of Canterbury, Verulamium and Chelmsford.

"There is nothing to match this book as a scholarly yet readable survey of a massive subject in single volume."-Classical Views "This book, with its clean prose, excellent illustrations and fascinating story, makes a major contribution to scholarhsip, while remaining eminently attractive to the general reader.."-Barry Cunliffe, Oxford University

Acknowledgementsp. 6
Acknowledgements to Second Editionp. 7
List of Illustrationsp. 9
Note on Referencesp. 13
Preface to Second Editionp. 14
Introductionp. 15
What were towns and how did they develop?p. 17
What part did towns play in the province?p. 33
Towns as provincial capitals: Londonp. 82
The coloniae: Colchester, Lincoln, Gloucester and Yorkp. 112
The first civitas capitals: Canterbury, Chelmsford and Verulamiump. 189
From client kingdom to civitas: Caistor-by-Norwich, Chichester, Silchester and Winchesterp. 242
Flavian expansion: Cirencester, Dorchester, Exeter, Leicester and Wroxeterp. 302
Hadrianic stimulation: Caerwent, Carmarthen, Brough-on-Humber and Aldboroughp. 378
Town-life or life in towns?p. 408
Abbreviations used in the Notes and Bibliographyp. 422
Notesp. 424
Bibliographyp. 456
Indexp. 475
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ISBN: 9780415170413
ISBN-10: 0415170419
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 4th September 1997
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 17.4  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.13
Edition Number: 2