By Malcolm Todd
This significant survey of the historical past and tradition of Roman Britain spans the interval from the 1st century BC to the 5th century AD.
- Major survey of the background and tradition of Roman Britain
- Brings jointly experts to supply an summary of contemporary debates approximately this period
- Exceptionally vast assurance, embracing political, fiscal, cultural and non secular life
- Focuses on adjustments in Roman Britain from the 1st century BC to the 5th century AD
- Includes pioneering stories of the human inhabitants and animal assets of the island.
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Social and economic contacts between western France and Britain in the Early and Middle La Te`ne Period. In La Bretagne et l’Europe pre´historique (Revue Arche´ologique de l’Ouest: Supple´ment 2), 245–51. —— 1991. Iron Age Communities in Britain, 3rd edn. London. —— 1996. Guernsey and the Channel Islands in the first millennium B C . In B. Burns, B. Cunliffe and H. Sebire, Guernsey: An Island Community of the Atlantic Iron Age. Oxford, 125–7. —— 1997. Armorica and Britain: The Ceramic Evidence.
Often, the chronology is too imprecise to determine whether individuals minting coinages in the same region succeeded one another or were contemporary. The fact that the number of names on coinage increases in the late stages of both Tasciovanus’ and Cunobelinus’ reigns does however imply some kind of subdivision or fragmentation of domains that were apparently previously under their sole control, a pointer perhaps to the essentially personal and transitory nature of their power (Haselgrove 1989) Nor is the relationship between the issuers of coinage and the identity group to which they belonged always very clear.
The implication of this is that the native elites on the two sides of the Channel developed closer relationships, the British communities emulating their Gallo-Belgic neighbours. The nature of the relationships is likely to have been complex and multifaceted and must have been deeply embedded in binding social systems. At the very least we may envisage a constant flow of people crossing the Channel. While these social networks will have accounted for a parallel development of culture, they will also have encouraged a flow of goods embedded in systems of gift exchange and reciprocity.