6 edition of Roman Britain and the Roman Navy found in the catalog.
May 1, 2003
by Tempus Publishing, Limited
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||208|
After a brief introduction to the history of the Roman engagement with Britain from Julius Caesar’s tentative probing in 55 BC to the traditional date for Rome’s withdrawal of its protection in AD, and a helpful note on ‘how to use this guide’, the book is divided into nine geographical areas. This is a very informative book taking into account all the new archaeological discoveries made in the Roman Britain field. Although I don't agree with everything in this book (the chapter on religion for instance) I think the author did a good job of explaining everything important in the Roman Britain Era/5(23).
The first few chapters are a narrative history of Roman Britain but the rest of the book focuses on more specialized issues. It wasn't really what I was looking for. Read more. 3 people found this helpful. Helpful. Comment Report abuse. Amazon Customer. out of 5 stars A must read book on Roman s: By the end of , some 3, Iron Age and Roman coin hoards had come to light in Britain. This beautifully illustrated book catalogues those hoards and discusses them in their historical context. The author has been President of the British Numismatic Society and head of the Portable Antiquities Scheme, as well as holding a senior position in.
A Soldier's Life in the Roman Army in Britain. I n the Roman army, a soldier's life was hard and tough even for the most resilient men. They were taken from their homelands, away from their families and friends and expected to defend provinces in far extremes of the empire. The Roman Navy was essential the defence of Britain. The navy worked in close co-operation with the land forces. Cavalry would intercept the raiders on land, and the Navy would cut off their escape route at sea. The Navy used Pictati, small ships propelled by a single bank of oars.
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This is a particularly interesting and well-presented book on the Roman navy during the Empire and, more specifically, its role in Roman Britain. I would want to emphasise the latter point. While this is no way a criticism, the topic covered by this book is essentially the Roman navy in Britain, a narrower topic than a history of the Roman navy /5(8).
Buy Roman Britain and the Roman Navy Reprint by Mason (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(7). The Roman Navy had control over the Mediterranean and surrounding waters.
For evidence of the Roman Navy’s power, we can look to the main invasion of Britain under Emperor Claudius, who set Britain’s first great naval power, the Classis Britannica, in motion in 43 : John S. Richardson. Roman Britain and the Roman Navy by David J.P.
Mason Book Review by Pertinax This is a work that addresses a neglected niche in the consideration of the Roman Navies role in the invasion and military campaigns and policing in and around Britain. So much has been written about the Roman army in Britain that the vital role of the navy - both in support of the army and in the defence of this distant Roman province - has been largely overlooked.
In providing the first comprehensive account of the Roman navy's importance in the conquest and defence of Britain, David Mason has redressed the balance.
The Roman navy (Latin: Classis, lit. 'fleet') comprised the naval forces of the ancient Roman navy was instrumental in the Roman conquest of the Mediterranean Basin, but it never enjoyed the prestige of the Roman hout their history, the Romans remained a primarily land-based people and relied partially on their more nautically inclined subjects, such as the Greeks and.
An interesting book on not only the Roman British Fleet, but on Roman Britain and the Empire's navy. I don't know of any other book that covers this topic and this covers it well. The only complaint I have is that you need a good idea of British geography to place where the author is writing about and as an American, I lack that s: 7.
I was thrilled to be joined on the podcast by the wonderful Simon Elliott. In this episode, Simon and I got to grips with the epic Roman Navy, and what it was doing on the shores of Britain.
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Roman Britain and the Roman Navy by David JP Mason (History Press, ) So much has been written about the Roman army in Britain that the vital role of the navy – both in support of the army and in the defence of this distant Roman province – has been largely overlooked.
Step back in time to explore the historical sites and fascinating artefacts that reveal the enduring influence of Roman Britain on our life and landscape.
: Roman Britain and the Roman Navy () by Mason and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices. 1 day ago The influence of Celtic Britain, especially in art, can be seen right through the Roman occupation, while the absence of Rome in northern Britain and Ireland meant that Celtic tradition continued unaffected.
After the Romans. Celtic Britain was a valuable asset to Rome, producing significant amounts of grain and beef to feed the military. Sea Power and the Defense of Roman Britain. The author of a number books on Roman Britain, in this excellent work, originally published inMason gives us much more than his title implies.
To begin with, Mason does give us a very good account of the role of the Roman navy in the conquest, development, and defense of Britannia. The Classis Britannica was the Roman fleet in Britain. It was created from the ships built for the Claudian invasion in the year 43 AD and staffed by about 7, personnel.
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Model of a Roman bireme. While it is the Roman legion that leaps to mind when discussing Rome’s military might, the navy also played a vital role during the later Republic and early Empire. The Roman Navy before the Empire The early Romans were not a seafaring nation, and the early Republic did not have an effective navy.
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Chester G. Starr Snippet view - So much has been written about the Roman army in Britain that the vital role of the navy - both in support of the army and in the defence of this distant Roman province - has been largely overlooked.
He also provides new insights into the logistics and tactics of the Roman naval forces and their close cooperation with the Roman army. The best books about the Roman world, including both the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire.
All Votes Add Books To This List. 1: Mistress of Rome (The Empress of Rome, #1) by. Kate Quinn (Goodreads Author) avg rating — 14, ratings. score: 11, and people voted. The very best book about Ancient Roman Britain is: 1. "Daily Life in Roman Britain" (The Greenwood Press Daily Life Through History Series!) By Lindsay Allason Jones.
He is the author of books on the Roman West and the early Germanic peoples, including The Early Germans (second edition, Blackwell, ), Migrants and Invaders () and Roman Britain (third edition, Blackwell, ). He retired as Principal of Trevelyan College, Durham, in