By Malcolm Todd

This significant survey of the historical past and tradition of Roman Britain spans the interval from the 1st century BC to the 5th century AD.

  • Major survey of the heritage and tradition of Roman Britain
  • Brings jointly experts to supply an summary of modern debates approximately this period
  • Exceptionally wide insurance, embracing political, monetary, cultural and non secular life
  • Focuses on alterations in Roman Britain from the 1st century BC to the 5th century AD
  • Includes pioneering stories of the human inhabitants and animal assets of the island.

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In the middle SOCIETY AND POLITY IN LATE IRON AGE BRITAIN 21 Tweed valley, for example, these ‘neighbourhood groups’ average about two square kilometres in extent and are generally focused on a body of water such as a river or loch (Wise 2000). Their stability over long periods of time implies close social ties between the constituent households, presumably kin-based. Such a pattern could well have its roots in the nature of the colonization process, with the initial settlements in sparsely inhabited land being gradually augmented by secondary infilling as the population increased.

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