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Ruling Roman Britain: Kings, Queens, Governors and Emperors from Julius Caesar to Agricola (David C Braund) Hardcover Book, (Routledge, 1996) 9780415008044


Title: Ruling Roman Britain: Kings, Queens, Governors and Emperors from Julius Caesar to Agricola

Author: Braund, David C

Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis; Publication Date: 1996

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780415008044

Volumes: 1; Pages: 232

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In this book, David Braund offers a significantly different perspective upon the history of Roman Britain. Rather than relying on archaeology, the author concentrates on the literary evidence, drawing a colorful picture of the social and political context of Roman imperialism. The study discusses Roman theories of imperialism as well as the intellectual and political atmosphere within which Caesar mounted his invasions of Britain in 55 and 54 B.C. Braund shows how the ideologies and power structures at work in Rome fundamentally shaped politics and society in Roman Britain. Thus he develops an understanding of the literary sources which goes beyond mere translation and allows the reader insights into this remote corner of the Roman world.
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