Home
Product Search
Site Map
Checkout
Track Your Order
Login
Artefacts in Roman Britain: Their Purpose and Use (Lindsay Allason-Jones) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2011) 9780521677523
Artefacts in Roman Britain: Their Purpose and Use (Lindsay Allason-Jones) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2011) 9780521677523
Click to enlarge image(s)


Title: Artefacts in Roman Britain: Their Purpose and Use

Author: Allason-Jones, Lindsay

Additional Authors or Contributors: (ed)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2011

Paperback; ISBN: 9780521677523

Volumes: 1; Pages: 376

List Price in Paper: $34.99 Our price: $34.99

(Add to Cart button is at the bottom of this page)

Roman Britain has given us an enormous number of artefacts. Yet few books available today deal with its whole material culture as represented by these artefacts. This introduction, aimed primarily at students and general readers, begins by explaining the process of identifying objects of any period or material. A series of themed chapters, written by experts in their particular area of interest, then discusses artefacts from the point of view of their use. The contributors' premise is that every object was designed for a particular purpose, which may have been to satisfy a general need or the specific need of an individual. If the latter, the maker, the owner and the end user may have been one and the same person; if the former, the manufacturer had to provide objects that others would wish to purchase or exchange. Understanding this reveals a fascinating picture of life in Roman Britain.

Table of Contents

Introduction Lindsay Allason-Jones

1. Commerce Richard Brickstock

2. Transport Nina Crummy

3. Industry W. H. Manning

4. Agriculture S�an Rees

5. Military life M. C. Bishop

6. Writing and communication R. S. O. Tomlin

7. Domestic life Quita Mould

8. Lighting and heating Hella Eckhardt

9. Personal ornament Ellen Swift

10. Recreation Lindsay Allason-Jones

11. Medicine and hygiene Ralph Jackson

12. Religion Joanna Bird

13. Funerary rites Hilary Cool
Copyright © 2016 Dove Booksellers
30108 Ford Road
Garden City, MI 48135
313-381-1000
custserv@dovebook.com