Oxford University Press Inc., 2008. — 404 p.This book explores how ideas derived from the Roman domination of Britain were articulated in the definition of nationhood between the sixteenth and early twentieth century. Discoveries of objects and sites have contributed to this understanding of the pre-Roman and Roman past. Dominant perceptions of Roman Britain have drawn upon the writings of classical authors—including Julius Caesar, Tacitus, and Cassius Dio—that addressed the ancient Britons and the actions of the Romans in Britain. From the start of this period, however, discoveries in the British countryside and in towns began to supplement the understanding derived from classical writers. This book addresses how these finds were used to inform, develop, and contradict knowledge derived from classical texts.List of illustrations Introduction ‘Made and not born civill’ A wall to separate the barbarians from the Romans ‘A colony so fertile’ ‘The Roman occupation of Britain and our own occupation of India’ Conclusion References Index
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