The Oxford Handbook of Roman Britain

ISBN : 9780199697731

Martin Millett; Louise Revell; Alison Moore
928 Pages
171 x 246 mm
Pub date
Aug 2016
Oxford Handbooks
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This book provides a twenty-first century perspective on Roman Britain, combining current approaches with the wealth of archaeological material from the province. This volume introduces the history of research into the province and the cultural changes at the beginning and end of the Roman period. The majority of the chapters are thematic, dealing with issues relating to the people of the province, their identities and ways of life. Further chapters consider the characteristics of the province they lived in, such as the economy, and settlement patterns. This handbook reflects the new approaches being developed in Roman archaeology, and demonstrates why the study of Roman Britain has become one of the most dynamic areas of archaeology.The book will be useful for academics and students interested in Roman Britain.


Section 1: Nature of the Evidence
1 Richard Hingley: Early studies in Roman Britain: 1610 to 1906
2 Peter Wilson: Romano-British Archaeology Today
3 Martin Millett: Roman Britain since Haverfield
4 Ellen Swift: The Development of Artefact Studies
5 Henry Hurst: The Textual and Archaeological Evidence
6 Lacey Wallace: The Early Roman Horizon
7 Simon Esmonde Cleary: Britain at the End of Empire
8 Tim Champion: Britain before the Romans
9 Fraser Hunter: Beyond Hadrian's Wall
10 Hella Eckhardt and Gundula Muldner: Mobility, Migration and Diasporas in Roman Britain
11 Claire Nesbitt: Multiculturalism on Hadrian's Wall
12 Tatiana Ivleva: Britons on the move: Mobility of Britsh-born emigrants in the Roman Empire
13 Tom Moore: Briton, Gaul and Germany: Cultural Interactions
Section 2: Society and the individual
14 Val Hope: Inscriptions and identity
15 Rebecca Gowland: Ideas of childhood in Roman Britain: The Bioarchological and Material Evidence
16 Alison Moore: The life course
17 John Pearce: Status and Burial
18 Melanie Sherratt and Alison Moore: Gender in Roman Britain
19 Belinda Crerar: Deviancy in Late Roman Burial
20 Hilary Cool: Clothing and Identity
21 Jake Weekes: Cemeteries and Funerary Practice
22 Ian Haynes: Identity and the Military Community in Roman Britain
23 Lindsey Allason-Jones: Roman Military Culture
Section 3: Forms of knowledge
24 Andy Gardner: Changing Materialities
25 Jeremy Evans: Forms of knowledge: Changing technologies of Romano-British pottery
26 David Dungworth: Metals and Metalworking
27 Patty Baker: Medicine
28 Alex Mullen: Sociolinguistics
29 Ben Croxford: Art in Roman Britain
30 Amy Zoll: Names of Gods
31 Alex Smith: Ritual Deposition
32 David Petts: Christianity in Roman Britain
33 Zena Kamash: Memories of the Past in Roman Britain
Section 4: Landscape and Economy
34 Martin Millett: By Small Things Revealed: Rural Settlement and Society
35 Martin Pitts: Rural Transformation in the Urbanised Landscape
36 Adam Rogers: The Development of Towns
37 Louise Revell: Urban Monumentality in Roman Britain
38 Mark Maltby: The Exploitation of Animals in Roman Britain
39 Marijke van der Veen: Arable Farming, Horticulture and Food: Continuity, Change and Diversity
40 Sam Moorhead and Phillipa Walton: Coins and the Economy
41 James Gerrard: Economy and Power in Late Roman Britain

About the author: 

Martin Millet is a graduate of the University of London Institute of Archaeology with doctorate from the University of Oxford. Has worked at the Universities of Durham and Southampton before moving to Cambridge in 2001. He is active in fieldwork in northern England and central Italy, and has previously run projects in Spain and Portugal. His principal interests lie in the social and economic archaeology of the Roman world.; Alison Moore is a graduate of the Universities of Kent and Southampton with doctorate from University of Southampton. She has lectured at Southampton & Canterbury Christchurch University and her principal interests social archaeology of the Roman Empire, age and the lifecourse.; Dr Louise Revell is a Lecturer in History at the University of Southampton. Her primary interest is in the impact of Rome on the provincial communities of the western empire. She currently hold a Getty Fellowship as part of the Arts of Rome's Provinces workshop.

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