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Roman Britain

2nd Edition

By David Shotter


160 pages | 19 B/W Illus.

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Paperback: 9780415319447
pub: 2004-09-02
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From renowned and respected author David Shotter, this updated and expanded edition of Roman Britain offers a concise introduction to this period, drawing on the wealth of recent scholarship to explain the progress of the Romans and their objectives in conquering Britain.

Key topics discussed include:

* the Roman conquest of Britain

* the evolution of the frontier with Scotland

* the infrastructure the Romans put in place

* the place of religion in Roman Britain.

Taking account of recent research, this second edition includes an expanded bibliography and a number of new plates which illustrate the various aspects of the Roman occupation of Britain.


'This book by the Professor Emeritus of Roman Imperial History at Lancaster University, is one of the very readable Lancaster pamphlets series produced by Routledge. These texts are all delivered in a style that conveys the relevant information in a concise yet informative manner … Professor Shotter has laboured to produce an incredibly interesting and readable text which would be an asset to any history department … I really enjoyed this book and found its style particularly engaging. I would have no hesitation in recommending it to others'SATH, History Teaching Review

About the Author

David Shotter is Professor Emeritus in Roman Imperial History at the University of Lancaster. His many books include Rome and Her Empire, Tiberius Caesar (2nd edition, 2004), Augustus Caesar (2nd edition, 2005) and The Fall of the Roman Republic (2nd edition, 2005).

About the Series

Lancaster Pamphlets in Ancient History

Lancaster Pamphlets offer concise and up-to-date accounts of major historical topics, primarily for the help of students preparing for Advanced Level examinations, though they should also be of value to those pursuing introductory courses in universities and other institutions of higher education. Without being all-embracing, their aims are to bring some of the central themes or problems confronting students and teachers into sharper focus than the textbook writer can hope to do; to provide the reader with some of the results of recent research which the textbook may not embody; and to stimulate thought about the whole interpretation of the topic under discussion.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Ancient / Rome
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain