A Guide to the Roman Remains in Britain

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9780094686809: A Guide to the Roman Remains in Britain

A handbook to Britain's Roman heritage aimed at the non-specialist reader, and providing comprehensive coverage of the visible remains of Roman Britain. It should also be useful to students seeking an account of excavations and earthworks that remain permanently accessible. More than 250 sites are described in this revised edition, including a dozen new ones, all accompanied by site plans and access details. They range from the Roman bridge at Swainshill to the marching camps at Troutbeck in Cumbria. An additional 120 sites are listed in gazetteer form.

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This is an extensively revised edition of what has become the standard handbook on the visible remains of Roman Britain. More than 240 sites are described in full, with site and town plans and full details of access.'

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'Very high standards of accuracy are maintained in the text and an admirably chosen bibliography is an invaluable feature..' -- M. Todd, Britannia 13 (1982), 450

‘. . . I will continue to be thankful for what is now an essential item on the bookshelf of every student of Roman Britain.’ -- M. Henig, Journal of the British Archaeological Association 142 (1989), 85-6

‘. . . indispensable . . . appreciated both by the casual visitor and the Romano-British specialist.’ -- J. P. Alcock, Bulletin of the London Institute of Archaeology 26 (1989), 304-5

‘. . . stands out by itself, a book to be recommended to the serious student of the period and to the general visitor alike.’ -- P. Salway, Roman Britain (Oxford 1981), 764

‘Completely up-to-date. . . It is hard to imagine a better book of this sort.’ -- T. W. Potter, Archaeology 43.1 (1990), 81-2

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