The Roman Invasion of Britain
Archaeology versus History
Imprint: Pen and Sword Archaeology
256 Pages, 6 x 9.5 in, 32 black and white illustrations, maps & diagrams
- June 2019
- In Stock
- September 2013
- Out of print. Available in digital formats at the links below.
Birgitta Hoffmann tackles the subject by taking a number of major events or episodes (such as Caesar's incursions, Claudius' invasion, Boudicca's revolt), presenting the accepted narrative as derived from historical sources, and then presenting the archaeological evidence for the same. The result of this innovative approach is a book full of surprising and controversial conclusions that will appeal to the general reader as well as those studying or teaching courses on ancient history or archaeology.
"Unlike accounts that rely almost exclusively on the fragmentary literary records, this volume incorporates the archaeological record to supplement, support, or refute what Roman or post-Roman writers have said about the British Isles. Recommended. General readers, lower-division undergraduates, and students in two-year technical programs." ~Choice
this volume incorporates the archaeological record to supplement, support, or refute what Roman or post-Roman writers have said about the British Isles. ~Association of College and Research Libraries