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Title: Late Roman towns in Britain: rethinking change and decline
Authors: Rogers, Adam
First Published: Jan-2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Citation: Rogers, A, Late Roman towns in Britain: rethinking change and decline, Cambridge University Press, 2011
Abstract: In this book, Adam Rogers examines the late Roman phases of towns in Britain. Critically analysing the archaeological notion of decline, he focuses on public buildings, which played an important role, administrative and symbolic, within urban complexes. Arguing against the interpretation that many of these monumental civic buildings were in decline or abandoned in the later Roman period, he demonstrates that they remained purposeful spaces and important centres of urban life. Through a detailed assessment of the archaeology of late Roman towns, this book argues that the archaeological framework of decline does not permit an adequate and comprehensive understanding of the towns during this period. Moving beyond the idea of decline, this book emphasises a longer-term perspective for understanding the importance of towns in the later Roman period.
ISBN: 9781107008441
Embargo on file until: 1-Jan-10000
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Book
Rights: Copyright © 2011, Cambridge University Press
Description: The file attached to this record is the full book and it is under permanent embargo in accordance with the policy of the publisher. The author has chosen to make Chapter 7 available Open Access, at
Appears in Collections:Books & Book Chapters, School of Archaeology and Ancient History

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