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The Roman Era in Britain

Classic Reprint

By John Ward

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Format: Paperback, 356 pages
Published In: United States, 15 June 2016
Excerpt from The Roman Era in Britain Several years ago, I was desired by the Editor of this series to write a volume on Roman Britain, but I soon found that the subject was too large and complex to be treated comprehensively, and at the same time to place the reader en rapport with the results of the systematic excavations of the last twenty-five years. These have vastly increased our knowledge of Roman Britain, especially its "major monuments" - the towns, forts, public buildings, and houses - and to these I confined myself in Romano-British Buildings and Earthworks, of this series. It was felt, however, that the series demanded a general work on the era in Britain. This was now feasible, as the subjects which came within the restricted purview of the above volume could be treated in a more condensed manner than would be otherwise desirable. In spite of this, however, the question of space has been a difficulty. Two chapters which could best be spared - a short history of the era, and practical hints upon archaeological exploration - had to be cut out; and a third upon our public Romano-British collections, which was contemplated at the outset, and for which much material was collected, had to be abandoned. In obtaining this material I am indebted to the hearty co-operation of many museum curators, and although the proposed chapter had to be given up, their labour has by no means been in vain in the production of this volume. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
EAN: 9781330218129
ISBN: 1330218124
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Dimensions: 22.86 x 15.24 x 1.88 centimetres (0.45 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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