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A History of Roman Britain Paperback – Abridged, October 9, 1997


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 608 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; Abridged edition (October 9, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0192853384
  • ISBN-13: 978-0192853387
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.1 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,673,008 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"One could not ask for a nore meticulous or scholarly assessment of what Britain meant to the Romans, or Rome to Britons, than Peter Salway's monumental study."--Sunday Times


"Superbly readable...splendid witness to the vivacity and accessibility of the latest work on this exciting period."--Sunday Telegraph


"There will be new discoveries; but this is a book that will surely stand the test of time."--Times Literary Supplement


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About the Author:
Peter Salway, formerly a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, and subsequently of All Souls College, Oxford, is an Emeritus Professor of the Open University and Chairman of the Oxford Archaeological Unit.

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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful By R. Nemeth on March 28, 2000
Format: Paperback
I should preface this by saying that I am not a person who usually reads histories for fun, but this book is quite impressive. Salway manages to present a massive amount of detail without overwhelming the reader. At no point is the narrative stuffy or dull, and it is frequently amusing and very interesting. I would have prefered at least some photos or drawings (there are none), but the facts and commentary are colorful enough to keep you interested. Based on other books I've read on this period, and a course on the topic, Salway's information seems quite accurate. I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in Roman history and culture, Celtic history (what there is of it), and the relationships between Britain and the rest of the ancient world. Most historians seem wed to the dry listing of dates and battles, but Salway presents enough cultural information to keep things interesting enough for laymen (or even anthropologists...). Its a bit long - several hundred pages, but I highly recommend this book.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Octavius on March 9, 2005
Format: Paperback
Peter Salway's book offers a good insight into the evolution of Roman Britain from Julius Caesar's first expeditions in 55 and 54 BC to the fall of the Roman Empire c. 475 A.D. Rather easy to read, its a book that can be enjoyed by historians and casual readers.

Peter Salway begins his book with background information on pre-Celtic England and the Celtic culture and then proceeds to discuss Romes first contacts with the Island under Julius Caesar. As the book notes, Julius Caesar's British expeditions were failures in terms of conquests but successful as exploratory ones. The book then glosses over the period between Caesar and Claudius to discuss Britain's full invasion under Claudius. The book discusses the effects of the invasion on the Celtic cultures and how they eventually incorporated many Roman customs into their own lives. The book also covers trade and economics in the region.

This is altogether a great book that covers the subject quite well. It's easy to read by anyone whether they have an advanced understanding of the subject or not.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Linda C. Grindel on February 24, 2007
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I wanted a book with a easily understood story of the history of Roman Britain for my own personal knowledge. I found it in this book. Highly recommend.
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