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The Roman Invasion of Britain

Archaeology versus History

Birgitta Hoffmann

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Pen and Sword
01 July 2019
The purpose of this book is to take what we think we know about the Roman Conquest of Britain from historical sources, and compare it with the archaeological evidence, which is often contradictory. Archaeologists and historians all too often work in complete isolation from each other and this book hopes to show the dangers of neglecting either form of evidence. In the process it challenges much received wisdom about the history of Roman Britain. Birgitta Hoffmann tackles the subject by taking a number of major events or episodes (such as Caesar's incursions, Claudius' invasion, Boudicca's revolt), presenting the accepted narrative as derived from historical sources, and then presenting the archaeological evidence for the same. The result of this innovative approach is a book full of surprising and controversial conclusions that will appeal to the general reader as well as those studying or teaching courses on ancient history or archaeology. AUTHOR: Dr Birgitta Hoffmann teaches archaeology at the University of Liverpool and is also co-director of the Roman Gask Project (excavating the Gask Ridge frontier system in Perthshire, which predates Hadrian's Wall by half a century).
By:   Birgitta Hoffmann
Imprint:   Pen and Sword
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
ISBN:   9781526756633
ISBN 10:   1526756633
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   01 July 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Dr Birgitta Hoffmann teaches archaeology at the University of Liverpool and is also co-director of the Roman Gask Project (excavating the Gask Ridge frontier system in Perthshire, which predates Hadrian's Wall by half a century).

Reviews for The Roman Invasion of Britain: Archaeology versus History

this volume incorporates the archaeological record to supplement, support, or refute what Roman or post-Roman writers have said about the British Isles.-- Association of College and Research Libraries Unlike accounts that rely almost exclusively on the fragmentary literary records, this volume incorporates the archaeological record to supplement, support, or refute what Roman or post-Roman writers have said about the British Isles. Recommended. General readers, lower-division undergraduates, and students in two-year technical programs. -- Choice


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