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Roman Camps in Britain
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
As one would expect a professional piece of work written in an easy and understandable style.

Covers most aspects of Roman (marching)camps, primarily those in Britain, as you would expect from the title but, reference is made to those in other parts of the empire as appropriate. Has separate chapters on historical sources, layout and holding capacity as well as what is a Roman camp, re-use and survival, form : defences, gates and annexes as well as distribution, chronology and context. If you are interested in Roman camps then I think you'll find that much of the information currently available on them is contained in this book.

The book is paperback, some 9 1/2" by 6 3/4" (24.5 cm x 17cm) with 160 pages, lots of line drawings as well as B&W, and colour photographs. If there is an issue it is with the B&W photographs (mostly taken from the air) where because of the quality of the reproduction it is not always easy to identify the 'ramparts' of the camps in the photo. It would have been helpful if white arrows or some such had been used to identify them. This has been done in a couple of occasions and it made life so much easier for old eyes.

Overall a fine companion book to Johnson's "Roman Forts" and Kennedy and Riley's "Rome's Desert Frontier".
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 4 January 2014
I pretty much thought I knew as much as there was to know about Roman Camps in Britain, but this book has really opened my eyes. Inspiring read from an inspiring author.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 13 November 2014
Exhaustive study of Roman military camps revealed from the air and from the land. Well presented with good photos, an excellent reference book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 2 November 2014
fascinating read
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 30 December 2013
Gift bought for my husband as his friend has written it he was thrilled to get it from santa thanks
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on 10 June 2015
Great
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 18 February 2015
picture on book incorrect and deceiving
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 13 October 2014
Course reader for a Newcastle University MOOC. Dull, Dry, full of statistics and the illustrations are far too wee on my kindle to be of any use, but cheaper than a printed book. Probably great for those wishing to really study Hadrians Wall as an accademic or archeological subject.
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