This incisive study charts the history of the Roman province of Britannia from the conquest of the first century AD through its heyday in the fourth century to the end of the Roman administration in the early fifth century. Drawing upon the latest historical and archeological evidence, Malcolm Todd outlines the new developments in law, agriculture, urbanization, coinage, manufacturing industry, and architecture which the Romans instigated in Britain.Malcolm Todd demonstrates that despite the powerful effects of the Anglo-Saxon settlement, the Roman legacy played a vital part in the development of medieval and modern Britain.The new third edition includes a rewritten final chapter and updates throughout taking account of recent scholarship.
Malcolm Todd is Professor Emeritus at the University of Durham. He has been a Visiting Fellow at All Souls and Brasenose Colleges, Oxford and also Visiting Professor at the University of New York. He was previously a Senior Research fellow of the British Academy, and Editor of the journal Britannia.
Preface to the Third Edition. Preface to the Second Edition. Preface. 1. Discovery and the First Invasions. 2. Britain and the Britons. 3. The Claudian Triumph. 4. The Conquest of Lowland Britain. 5. Revolt and Conquest Renewed. 6. Britannia Perdomita. 7. The Frontier-Builders. 8. Propagator Imperii. 9. The Long Peace. 10. The Fourth-Century Diocese. 11. Nostro Diducta Britannia Mundo. Notes, Bibliographies and Ancient Sources. General Bibliography.