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The Oxford Handbook of Roman Britain Martin Millett (Laurence Professor of Classical Archaeology, Laurence Professor of Classical Archaeology, Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge)

The Oxford Handbook of Roman Britain By Martin Millett (Laurence Professor of Classical Archaeology, Laurence Professor of Classical Archaeology, Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge)

Summary

This book provides a twenty-first century perspective on Roman Britain, combining current approaches with the wealth of archaeological material from the province.

The Oxford Handbook of Roman Britain Summary

The Oxford Handbook of Roman Britain by Martin Millett (Laurence Professor of Classical Archaeology, Laurence Professor of Classical Archaeology, Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge)

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.

The Oxford Handbook of Roman Britain Reviews

The editors of The Oxford Handbook of Roman Britain (Martin Millett, Louise Revell, and Alison Moore) and their contributors do much to relieve the place of both burdens. They eschew the tradition of shoehorning the archaeological evidence of Iron Age and Roman Britain into a Rome-centred narrative of conquest, settlement, and civilisation ... Roman Britain is thus liberated from the more triumphalist version of the British origin myth, the winners' take on empire. At the same time, archaeological evidence is freed up to tell more subtle and complicated stories about the changes brought by empire to the region, especially those experienced by ordinary people. * Emma Dench, Times Literary Supplement *
For anyone with a serious interest in the subject, however, this book is a 'must have'. The contributors are all recognised experts in their specialist fields. The range of diverse chapters, which it is not possible to summarise within the word limit of this review, will bring the reader right up to date with modern thinking about ancient Britain. * Rupert Jackson, Classics for All *
This handbook fully embraces the potential. After summarising the familiar historical accounts, it launches into 41 fascinating chapters. * Current Archaeology *

About Martin Millett (Laurence Professor of Classical Archaeology, Laurence Professor of Classical Archaeology, Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge)

Martin Millet is a graduate of the University of London Institute of Archaeology with doctorate from the University of Oxford. He 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. 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. 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 life course.

Table of Contents

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

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The Oxford Handbook of Roman Britain by Martin Millett (Laurence Professor of Classical Archaeology, Laurence Professor of Classical Archaeology, Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge)
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