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The Resource The real lives of Roman Britain, Guy de la Bédoyère

The real lives of Roman Britain, Guy de la Bédoyère

Label
The real lives of Roman Britain
Title
The real lives of Roman Britain
Statement of responsibility
Guy de la Bédoyère
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Britain of the Roman Occupation is, in a way, an age that is dark to us. While the main events from 55 BC to AD 410 are little disputed, and the archaeological remains of villas, forts, walls, and cities explain a great deal, we lack a clear sense of individual lives. This book is the first to infuse the story of Britannia with a beating heart, the first to describe in detail who its inhabitants were and their place in our history. A lifelong specialist in Romano-British history, Guy de la Bedoyere is the first to recover the period exclusively as a human experience. He focuses not on military campaigns and imperial politics but on individual, personal stories. Roman Britain is revealed as a place where the ambitious scramble for power and prestige, the devout seek solace and security through religion, men and women eke out existences in a provincial frontier land. De la Bedoyere introduces Fortunata the slave girl, Emeritus the frustrated centurion, the grieving father Quintus Corellius Fortis, and the brilliant metal worker Boduogenus, among numerous others. Through a wide array of records and artifacts, the author introduces the colorful cast of immigrants who arrived during the Roman era while offering an unusual glimpse of indigenous Britons, until now nearly invisible in histories of Roman Britain"
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
WWBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
De la Bédoyère, Guy
Dewey number
936.2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
The real lives of Roman Britain, Guy de la Bédoyère
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000058849290
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxi, 241 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300223491
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)945564435
Label
The real lives of Roman Britain, Guy de la Bédoyère
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000058849290
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxi, 241 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300223491
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)945564435

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