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The focus of this book is to draw together still scattered data to chart and interpret the changing nature of life in towns from the late Roman period through to the mid-Anglo-Saxon period.

Author: Gavin Speed

Publisher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781784910051

Category: Social Science

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The focus of this book is to draw together still scattered data to chart and interpret the changing nature of life in towns from the late Roman period through to the mid-Anglo-Saxon period. Did towns fail? Were these ruinous sites really neglected by early Anglo-Saxon settlers and leaders?
2014-07-28 By Gavin Speed

The significance for Britain of Empire-wide events may sometimes be given too much emphasis, because it is uncertain how much they would have affected individual towns. The late Roman history by Ammianus Marcellinus (ca.

Author: Adam Rogers

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139499514

Category: Social Science

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In this book, Adam Rogers examines the late Roman phases of towns in Britain. Critically analysing the archaeological notion of decline, he focuses on public buildings, which played an important role, administrative and symbolic, within urban complexes. Arguing against the interpretation that many of these monumental civic buildings were in decline or abandoned in the later Roman period, he demonstrates that they remained purposeful spaces and important centres of urban life. Through a detailed assessment of the archaeology of late Roman towns, this book argues that the archaeological framework of decline does not permit an adequate and comprehensive understanding of the towns during this period. Moving beyond the idea of decline, this book emphasises a longer-term perspective for understanding the importance of towns in the later Roman period.
2011-03-28 By Adam Rogers

Author: Simon T. Loseby

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ISBN: OCLC:49268545

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2000 By Simon T. Loseby

The work of the urban archaeologist is examined in close detail, and attention is given to the critical problems of preserving our urban past, especially when the interests of archaeology and property development clash.

Author: Patrick Ottaway

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134761715

Category: History

Page: 272

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Over the last twenty-five years archaeology has revolutionised our knowledge of the early history of British towns. Based on his day-to-day involvement in urban archaeology, Patrick Ottaway reviews the important discoveries and research themes of this period, and considers how long-term urban research projects have revealed new information about towns and the lives of their inhabitants. The work of the urban archaeologist is examined in close detail, and attention is given to the critical problems of preserving our urban past, especially when the interests of archaeology and property development clash.
2005-08-12 By Patrick Ottaway

Stephen Johnson traces the flourishing of Romano-British society and the pressures upon it which produced its eventual fragmentation, examining the province’s barbarian neighbours and the way the defence was organised against the many ...

Author: Stephen Johnson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317756286

Category: History

Page: 196

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Later Roman Britain, first published in 1980, charts the end of Roman rule in Britain and gives an overall impression of the beginning of the so-called ‘Dark Ages’ of British history, the transitional period which saw the breakdown of Roman administration and the beginnings of Saxon settlement. Stephen Johnson traces the flourishing of Romano-British society and the pressures upon it which produced its eventual fragmentation, examining the province’s barbarian neighbours and the way the defence was organised against the many threats to its security. The final chapters, using mainly the findings of recent archaeology, assess the initial arrival of the Saxon settlers, and indicate the continuity of life between late Roman and early Saxon England. Later Roman Britain gives a fascinating glimpse of a period scarce with historical sources, but during which changes fundamental to the formation of modern Britain began to take place.
2014-03-18 By Stephen Johnson

In the mid fourth century Britain was a full member of the still-powerful Roman Empire; a century later the decaying empire could no longer defend or administer Britain.

Author: A. Simon Esmonde Cleary

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0389208930

Category: History

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In the mid fourth century Britain was a full member of the still-powerful Roman Empire; a century later the decaying empire could no longer defend or administer Britain. In the fifth century Anglo-Saxon settlement was limited: what sort of society succeeded that of Roman Britain in areas not yet overrun by the Anglo-Saxons? In the sixth century the Anglo-Saxons gained the upper hand, but was this a process of assimilation rather than conquest? In answering these questions the author avoids the limitations from which previous treatments of this topic have suffered: insularity and dependence on the historical sources. He places Britain firmly in the wider European context and takes as his basis archeological evidence and methodology, not history. The historical sources are seen as dubious, and are only seen as descriptive, not prescriptive evidence.

Questioning many current assumptions, this wide-ranging study presents a radical reinterpretation of Britain in the period AD 400-600.

Author: Ken R. Dark

Publisher: Tempus Pub Limited

ISBN: STANFORD:36105025305660

Category: History

Page: 256

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Questioning many current assumptions, this wide-ranging study presents a radical reinterpretation of Britain in the period AD 400-600.
2000 By Ken R. Dark

The city was the nexus of the Roman Empire in its early centuries. The City in Late Antiquity charts the change undergone by cities as the Empire was weakened by the third-century crisis, and later disintegrated under external pressures.

Author: Dr John Rich

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134761357

Category: History

Page: 216

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The city was the nexus of the Roman Empire in its early centuries. The City in Late Antiquity charts the change undergone by cities as the Empire was weakened by the third-century crisis, and later disintegrated under external pressures. The old picture of the classical city as everywhere in decline by the fourth century is shown to be far too simple, and John Rich seeks to explain why urban life disappeared in some regions, while elsewhere cities survived through to the Middle Ages and beyond.
2002-09-11 By Dr John Rich

After a discussion of the problems of urban definition and typology, Russo examines the background of Romano-British urbanism in its prime and in its late Roman transformations.

Author: Daniel G. Russo

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313300790

Category: History

Page: 309

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Relying heavily on primary literary sources and archaeological scholarship, this study sheds new light on the development of towns in early England from late Roman to late Anglo-Saxon times. After a discussion of the problems of urban definition and typology, Russo examines the background of Romano-British urbanism in its prime and in its late Roman transformations. He demonstrates that late Roman towns were virtually abandoned before the Anglo-Saxon invasions. The emporia--new types of Anglo-Saxon towns--are analyzed on the basis of written and archaeological evidence and are compared with continental emporia. Finally, the origin and growth of the Anglo-Saxon burgh is considered from its eighth-century Mercian beginnings to the better known cases of King Alfred and his successors.
1998 By Daniel G. Russo

Dix, B. (1984) 'Ashton Roman town: archaeological rescue excavation', Durobrivae 9: 26–7. Dix, B. (1984) (foithcomimg) Excavations at Harrold Pit, Odell, Bedfordshire (1974–78). Dorcey, P.F.(1992)The CultofSilvanus, Leiden: Brill.

Author: Dorothy Watts

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134814558

Category: History

Page: 224

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Religion in Late Roman Britain explores the changes in religion over the fourth century; the historical background for these changes and the forces which contributed to them. Dorothy Watts examines the reasons for the decline of Christianity and the continuation of the pagan, Celtic cults in Britain. The author establishes a chronology for the rise and decline of Christianity, based on the available archaeological evidence, and she charts the fate of the pagan cults and temples in the fourth century. The author discusses the nature of Romano-British pagan religion and she analyses the controversial rite of decapitated burial in the light of some startling new archaeological evidence.
2002-09-11 By Dorothy Watts

The enigma of the Silchester ogham stone is explored and the story of the town and its transformation to village is taken up to the fourteenth century.

Author: Michael Fulford

Publisher: Windgather Press

ISBN: 9781911188865

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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With its apparently complete town plan, revealed by the Society of Antiquaries of London’s great excavation project, 1890-1909, Silchester is one of the best known towns in Roman Britain and the Roman world more widely. Since the 1970s excavations by the author and the University of Reading on several sites including the amphitheater, the defenses, the forum basilica, the public baths, a temple, and an extensive area of an entire insula, as well as surveys of the suburbs and immediate hinterland, have radically increased our knowledge of the town and its development over time from its origins to its abandonment. This research has discovered the late Iron Age oppidum and allowed us to characterize the nature of the settlement with its strong Gallic connections and widespread political and trading links across southern Britain, to Gaul and to southern Europe and the Mediterranean. Following a review of the evidence for the impact of the Roman conquest of A.D. 43/44, the settlement’s transformation into a planned Roman city is traced, and its association with the Emperor Nero is explored. With the re-building in masonry of the great forum basilica in the early second century, the city reached the peak of its physical development. Defense building, first in earthwork, then in stone in the later third century are major landmarks of the third century, but the town can be shown to have continued to flourish, certainly up to the early fifth century and the end of the Roman administration of Britain. The enigma of the Silchester ogham stone is explored and the story of the town and its transformation to village is taken up to the fourteenth century. Modern archaeological methods have allowed us to explore a number of themes demonstrating change over time, notably the built and natural environments of the town, the diet, dress, health, leisure activities, living conditions, occupations, and ritual behavior of the inhabitants, and the role of the town as communications center, economic hub and administrative center of the tribal ‘county’ of the Atrebates.
2021-04-28 By Michael Fulford

These twenty-six papers written in honour of John Wacher take a new look at the towns of Roman Britain western Europe and beyond With subjects ranging from Ancyra to Wroxeter from urban art to waste water this collection complements Wacher ...

Author: J. S. Wacher

Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015056883260

Category: History

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These twenty-six papers written in honour of John Wacher take a new look at the towns of Roman Britain western Europe and beyond With subjects ranging from Ancyra to Wroxeter from urban art to waste water this collection complements Wacher's seminal publication Towns of Roman Britain (1974) and its companion volume The 'Small Towns' of Roman Britain (1990)
2003 By J. S. Wacher

The book emphasises a social approach and has considerable implications for our understanding of life in the Roman period as a whole."--Publisher's website.

Author: Adam Rogers

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers

ISBN: 9004247874

Category: Architecture

Page: 278

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Water and Roman Urbanism provides an innovative archaeological perspective on the Roman urban experience in Britain through its focus on the cultural implications of the crucial relationship between water and settlement and the important development of this relationship over time.
2013 By Adam Rogers

This seems to be hard to reconcile with the vision that towns in Britain after the third century were mere 'administrative ... of public buildings in Late Antique British towns is consistent with that of Northern Gaul.46 In that light, ...

Author: Mateusz Fafinski

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789048551972

Category: History

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Early Medieval Britain is more Roman than we think. The Roman Empire left vast infrastructural resources on the island. These resources lay buried not only in dirt and soil, but also in texts, laws, chronicles - even charters, churches, and landscapes. This book uncovers them and shows how they shaped Early Medieval Britain. Infrastructure, material and symbolic, can work in ways that are not immediately obvious and exert an influence long after the builders have gone. Infrastructure can also rest dormant and be reactivated with a changed function, role and appearance. This is not a simple story of continuity and discontinuity: it is a story of transformation, of how the Roman infrastructural past was used and re-used, and also how it influenced the later societies of Britain.
2021-02-19 By Mateusz Fafinski

Author: Stephen J. Greep

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015034394208

Category: Cities and towns, Ancient

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Trethurgy: Excavations at Trethurgy Round, St Austell: Community and Status in Roman and Post-Roman Cornwall. ... Late Roman Towns as Meaningful Places: Re-Conceptualizing Decline in the Towns of Late Roman Britain.

Author: Adam Rogers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317633853

Category: Social Science

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Within the colonial history of the British Empire there are difficulties in reconstructing the lives of people that came from very different traditions of experience. The Archaeology of Roman Britain argues that a similar critical approach to the lives of people in Roman Britain needs to be developed, not only for the study of the local population but also those coming into Britain from elsewhere in the Empire who developed distinctive colonial lives. This critical, biographical approach can be extended and applied to places, structures, and things which developed in these provincial contexts as they were used and experienced over time. This book uniquely combines the study of all of these elements to access the character of Roman Britain and the lives, experiences, and identities of people living there through four centuries of occupation. Drawing on the concept of the biography and using it as an analytical tool, author Adam Rogers situates the archaeological material of Roman Britain within the within the political, geographical, and temporal context of the Roman Empire. This study will be of interest to scholars of Roman archaeology, as well as those working in biographical themes, issues of colonialism, identity, ancient history, and classics.
2014-10-10 By Adam Rogers

peak levels is again apparent, but within the late period we can now see more clearly both the shift of resources from ... of late-Roman towns in Britain A traditional distinction has been made between late-first- to early-secondcentury ...

Author: Terry Slater

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351878395

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Many European towns have experienced loss of population, degradation of physical structure and profound economic change at least once since the height of the Roman Empire. This volume is an examination of the various causes of these changes, the results which flowed from them and the reasons why some urban centres survived, revived and eventually flourished again while others failed and died. The contributors bring to bear the techniques of history and archaeology, the perspectives of economics, agronomy, medicine, architecture and planning, geography and law, to the study. The result is a synthesis which connects the Decline of the Roman Empire to the effects of the Black Death and the economic transformation of Renaissance Florence.
2017-07-05 By Terry Slater

The political and administrative organization of Britain probably changed fairly rapidly with an increasing importance of local chieftains, tyrants, ... A. Rogers, Late Roman Towns in Britain: Rethinking Change and Decline ( ).

Author: Oliver Nicholson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192562463

Category: History

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The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity is the first comprehensive reference book covering every aspect of history, culture, religion, and life in Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Near East (including the Persian Empire and Central Asia) between the mid-3rd and the mid-8th centuries AD, the era now generally known as Late Antiquity. This period saw the re-establishment of the Roman Empire, its conversion to Christianity and its replacement in the West by Germanic kingdoms, the continuing Roman Empire in the Eastern Mediterranean, the Persian Sassanian Empire, and the rise of Islam. Consisting of over 1.5 million words in more than 5,000 A-Z entries, and written by more than 400 contributors, it is the long-awaited middle volume of a series, bridging a significant period of history between those covered by the acclaimed Oxford Classical Dictionary and The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages. The scope of the Dictionary is broad and multi-disciplinary; across the wide geographical span covered (from Western Europe and the Mediterranean as far as the Near East and Central Asia), it provides succinct and pertinent information on political history, law, and administration; military history; religion and philosophy; education; social and economic history; material culture; art and architecture; science; literature; and many other areas. Drawing on the latest scholarship, and with a formidable international team of advisers and contributors, The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity aims to establish itself as the essential reference companion to a period that is attracting increasing attention from scholars and students worldwide.
2018-04-19 By Oliver Nicholson

North of the town , probably also from a late Godmanchester ( figs . 33 and 34 ) Roman cemetery , another woman was found to have been buried with comparable brooches.182 Few significant archaeological discoveries were Later still ...

Author: Barry C. Burnham

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520073037

Category: History

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The Small Towns of Roman Britain surveys a wide range of Roman town sites, answering many questions about their character and the archaeological problems they raise. The past thirty years have seen a dramatic increase in the quality of the evidence on these sites gained from fieldwork, excavation, and aerial archaeology. Because there is almost no documentary or epigraphic material of any real value on the small towns, this archaeological evidence provides a heretofore unavailable perspective. Authors Barry Burnham and John Walker have organized the information in a manner that is both useful to scholars and stimulating to history buffs or walkers interested in touring these sites. Each site is illustrated with a site plan, and many aerial photographs are provided as well. Introductory chapters provide an overview of the origins, development, and morphology of the towns; the special religious, governmental, or industrial significance of many sites; and the economic functions common to all. A comprehensive bibliography completes the volume. This is the eagerly awaited companion volume to John Wacher's watershed study The Towns of Roman Britain, which was highly praised for "its clean prose, excellent illustrations and fascinating story, . . . a most important contribution to scholarship, while remaining eminently attractive to the general reader." (Barry Cunliffe, Times Literary Supplement). The Small Towns of Roman Britain surveys a wide range of Roman town sites, answering many questions about their character and the archaeological problems they raise. The past thirty years have seen a dramatic increase in the quality of the evidence on these sites gained from fieldwork, excavation, and aerial archaeology. Because there is almost no documentary or epigraphic material of any real value on the small towns, this archaeological evidence provides a heretofore unavailable perspective. Authors Barry Burnham and John Walker have organized the information in a manner that is both useful to scholars and stimulating to history buffs or walkers interested in touring these sites. Each site is illustrated with a site plan, and many aerial photographs are provided as well. Introductory chapters provide an overview of the origins, development, and morphology of the towns; the special religious, governmental, or industrial significance of many sites; and the economic functions common to all. A comprehensive bibliography completes the volume. This is the eagerly awaited companion volume to John Wacher's watershed study The Towns of Roman Britain, which was highly praised for "its clean prose, excellent illustrations and fascinating story, . . . a most important contribution to scholarship, while remaining eminently attractive to the general reader." (Barry Cunliffe, Times Literary Supplement).
1990-01-01 By Barry C. Burnham

'New Cities and New Urban Ideals, AD 250–350', in Rizos 2017a: 19–38. Robinson, O. F. 1993. Ancient Rome: city planning and administration. London: Routledge. Rogers, A. 2011. Late Roman Towns in Britain: Rethinking Change and Decline.

Author: Mark Humphries

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004422612

Category: History

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This study examines how cities have become an area of significant historical debate about late antiquity, challenging accepted notions that it is a period of dynamic change and reasserting views of the era as one of decline and fall.
2019-11-04 By Mark Humphries

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