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Late Roman Towns in Britain [Kindle Edition]

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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.

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Adam Rogers examines the late Roman phases of towns in Britain. Arguing against the interpretation that many of the 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.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3023 KB
  • Print Length: 250 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (4 May 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0054NUA9Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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5.0 out of 5 stars A new and fresh approach 17 Mar 2014
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The long believed thesis that structural alterations in late Roman buildings in Britain denoted decline is blown to pieces in this excellent and thorough examination of Roman towns at the end of the occupation.

The author shows how re-interpretation can produce evidence which encompasses not only exisiting British religious practice, but the striking efforts made to keep civic life going with diversification after the legions withdrew.

I have one complaint: I bought this book on Kindle, and the non-photographic illustrations are very poor, in some cases totally illegible.
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