Skip to content

All SAP systems will be unavailable on Saturday 10th December 2022 from 0800-1800 UK Time.

If you can’t place an order, please contact Customer Services to complete your order.

UK/ROW directcs@cambridge.org +44 (0) 1223 326050 | US customer_service@cambridge.org 1 800 872 7423 or 1 212 337 5000 | Australia/New Zealand enquiries@cambridge.edu.au 61 3 86711400 or 1800 005 210, New Zealand 0800 023 520

Register Sign in Wishlist

Late Roman Towns in Britain
Rethinking Change and Decline

£34.99

  • Date Published: January 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107698796

£ 34.99
Paperback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Hardback, eBook


Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • In this book, Adam Rogers examines the late Roman phases of towns in Britain. Critically analysing the archaeological notion of decline, he focuses on public buildings, which played an important role, administrative and symbolic, within urban complexes. Arguing against the interpretation that many of these monumental civic buildings were in decline or abandoned in the later Roman period, he demonstrates that they remained purposeful spaces and important centres of urban life. Through a detailed assessment of the archaeology of late Roman towns, this book argues that the archaeological framework of decline does not permit an adequate and comprehensive understanding of the towns during this period. Moving beyond the idea of decline, this book emphasises a longer-term perspective for understanding the importance of towns in the later Roman period.

    • A critical reassessment of late Roman towns in Britain
    • A theoretically aware reanalysis of Roman urbanism
    • Emphasises both the importance of historiography in archaeological analysis and the importance of theory in Roman archaeology
    Read more

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107698796
    • length: 252 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.44kg
    • contains: 25 b/w illus. 1 map 14 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Edward Gibbon - growth, the Golden Age and decline and fall
    3. Approaches to Roman urbanism and studying the late Roman town
    4. Establishing the urban context: pre-Roman place and Roman urbanism
    5. The structures of the public buildings in the later Roman period: framing place and space
    6. New public structures within towns in the later Roman period
    7. Industrial activity within public buildings
    8. Timber buildings and 'squatter occupation' within public buildings
    9. Conclusions - senses of place: rethinking urbanism in Roman Britain.

  • Author

    Adam Rogers, University of Leicester
    Adam Rogers is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester. He has published articles on the archaeology of the Roman and Late Iron Age periods, especially in the areas of settlement and landscape studies, religion and ritual, and historiography.

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×
warning icon

Turn stock notifications on?

You must be signed in to your Cambridge account to turn product stock notifications on or off.

Sign in Create a Cambridge account arrow icon
×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×