Ruling Roman Britain
Kings, Queens, Governors and Emperors from Julius Caesar to Agricola
In this book, David Braund offers a significantly different perspective upon the history of Roman Britain. He concentrates upon the literary evidence, which has been studied to a lesser extent than archaeology in recent years. Close attention to the Greek and Roman sources enables the construction of a new approach to Roman Britain, its history and its archaeology. For the first time, monarchy is identified as a key issue in the history of Roman Britain.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The Conquest of Ocean; Chapter 2 Kings, Governors and Emperors; Chapter 3 Caesar; Chapter 4 Artful Commentaries; Chapter 5 Coins and Dynasties; Chapter 6 From Commius to Cunobelinus; Chapter 7 Caligula, Claudius and Caratacus; Chapter 8 Boudica and Cartimandua; Chapter 9 Agricola and Tacitus, Trajan and the Flavians; Chapter 10 Epilogue;
'Ruling Roman Britain is a very readable discussion of a complex area, offering fresh insights into well trodden ground.' - Cathy Mercer, JACT Review
'Braund shows how uncritically the evidence of coins has been employed in historical reconstructions that rest on coincidences of name and assumptions about the territorial base of British kings.' - Miriam Griffin, History Today