Hunter, Fraser, Revell, Louise and Moore, Alison (2016) Beyond Hadrian’s Wall. In: The Oxford Handbook of Roman Britain. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 179-202. ISBN 9780199697731

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Britannia’s northern frontier varied considerably over the Roman period, stabilizing only in the early third century. This variation leads to a fascinating archaeological record of the changing Roman military presence and its relation to the local population. This chapter examines the local Iron Age societies, considers military aspects of the invasion, and presents a wider view of life on the frontier. It then turns to the relationship between the indigenous population and Rome over four centuries. Historical sources for conflict indicate an uneasy relationship, but archaeological evidence uncovers other aspects: Roman material culture found varied uses in Iron Age societies, while the long and often difficult relationship had a series of unexpected consequences on both sides.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Scotland, Agricola, Antonine Wall, military community, frontier life, interaction with local population, diplomacy, subsidy, Celtic art
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GT Manners and customs
Theme: Material culture: creation and use
Department: Scottish History and Archaeology (from 2012)
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Depositing User: Ross Anderson
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2017 14:58
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2017 16:07

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