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by Former Fellow of All Souls College Oxford and Emeritus Professor Peter Salway

eBook A History of Roman Britain download ISBN: 0192801384
Author: Former Fellow of All Souls College Oxford and Emeritus Professor Peter Salway
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks; New Ed edition (May 31, 2001)
Language: English
Pages: 606
ePub: 1457 kb
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Rating: 4.4
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Category: History
Subcategory: Europe

Peter Salway is Emeritus Professor of the Open University, and currently acts as honourary chairman for the Oxford Archaelogical Unit . He is also author of the Oxford History of England vo. a Roman Britain(OUP, 1981).

Peter Salway is Emeritus Professor of the Open University, and currently acts as honourary chairman for the Oxford Archaelogical Unit, and as a member of council for the National Trust. Библиографические данные. The Oxford Illustrated History of Roman Britain History Reference Center Oxford Illustrated Histories Series. Peter Salway, Former Fellow of All Souls College Oxford and Emeritus Professor Peter Salway.

Peter Salway, formerly a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, and subsequently of All Souls College, Oxford, is an Emeritus Professor of. .Roman Britain (Vol. I of the Oxford History of England, hbk 1981, pbk 1984).

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. He was a contributor to . Morgan (e. : The Oxford Illustrated History of Great Britain (hbk 1984, pbk 1986), C. Haigh (e. : The Cambridge Historical Encyclopaedia of Great Britain and Ireland (CUP, 1985), and B. Ford (e. : The Cambridge Guide to the Arts in Britain (CUP, 1988).

Peter Salway, FSA (born 1932) is a British historian, who specialises in Roman Britain. He lectured at the universities of Durham, Cambridge, Bristol and Oxford, before becoming Professor of the History and Archaeology of Roman Britain at the Open University. From 1951 to 1958, Salway studied at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. He gained a Bachelor of Arts (BA) that was later promoted to Master of Arts (MA), and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

Former Fellow of All Souls College Oxford and Emeritus Professor Peter Salway.

I bought both this book and the Illustrated History of Roman Britain by Oxford at the same time, and I was delighted to see that they complemented each other perfectly. A History of Roman Britain. I can read the text a while, then go back and look at the pictures.

The Oxford Illustrated History of Roman Britain. Oxford New York: Oxford. University Press, 1993. University, former Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge and the current director of. the Oxford Archaeological Unit. Since he has worked in both disciplines, he can provide a. balanced view of Roman Britain that is missing in other writer's works. This book is a revised and abridged version of Salway's massive Oxford History of. Roman Britain. The notable additions to his earlier book are the inclusion of over 300. plates, 34 of which are in color, numerous maps and site plans. These visual materials add.

Peter Salway has been a Special Adviser on Roman Britain to the National Trust Chedworth Roman Villa Development Project since .

Peter Salway has been a Special Adviser on Roman Britain to the National Trust Chedworth Roman Villa Development Project since the early 1990s to the present. He is the author of The Oxford Illustrated History of Roman Britain (OUP, 1993) and The Frontier People of Roman Britain (CUP, 2009). Roman Britain: A Very Short Introduction.

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From the invasions of Julius Caesar to the unexpected end of Roman rule in the early fifth century AD and the subsequent collapse of society in Britain, this book is the most authoritative and comprehensive account of Roman Britain ever published for the general reader. Peter Salway's narrative takes into account the latest research, including exciting discoveries of recent years, and will be welcomed by anyone interested in Roman Britain.
Comments: (7)
Gralsa
Whew! This book is exhausting and long. Don't plan on an easy read for this work, it will take you days. While I cannot the fault the author for being thorough, I sometimes felt that there was too much to comprehend. Serious historians will undoubtedly love this work for all the complexity involved in attempting historical accuracy, however the casual reader may feel like they are knee deep in mud searching for the end. Mr. Salway seemingly leaves no stone unturned as he expands at length on barbarians, religions, agriculture, commerce and trade, money, manufacturing, emperors, wars, burials, cemeteries, etc. Much of this information you will want to know, some you won't. In any event, it is a long journey.
Thetalas
Great read.
Swift Summer
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.
Yozshubei
Academic ... but in a good way!! .... tp
NiceOne
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.
Hinewen
An excellent book which covers what is known while also illustrating the gaps in what is known about the Romans in Britain. He also gives a good clear picture of Britain's place within the Roman Empire throughout the Roman occupation.
The only gripe I have is illustrated on page 5 with a map of Britain showing Scotland, England and Wales. These are the country's of modern Britain and have no place in a Roman history of Britain as they would not come into being for at least another seven hundred years after the Roman invasion. The exception being in the context of where places are now. The constant use of these country's throughout the book in my view creates a misleading historical context which meant a four star review instead of five .
Unereel
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.
Kindle version seems to be a photocopy of a typescript and is faded and uncomfprtable to read. Not properly printed for an expensive book.

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