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Roman Forts

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Roman Forts by D. J. Breeze

Soft back, 72 pages, Illustrated B&W, 15cm x 21cm

 

The Romans built and maintained many forts in Britain. They range from modest earthworks constructed almost overnight to complex structures developed over decades. This book teaches you all about them.

Contents:

    • List of illustrations
    • Preface
    • The Roman fort: A description
    • The camp
    • The fort
    • Forts, fortresses, fortlets and towers
    • Building the fort
    • Life in the fort
    • Select gazeteer
    • Further reading
 

On the back cover:

This book examines Roman forts in Britain from the first to the fourth century. It describes the layout of a fort and traces how forts developed from the marching camps thrown up each night by the army on campaign to the almost impregnable strongholds of the Saxon shore. Forts, fortresses, fortlets, watch-towers and signal-stations are in turn examined and the defences and individual buildings of the fort and its annexe analysed. Other chapters deal with how the Roman soldiers built the fort and the life of the men stationed there. A gazeteer of forts worth visiting is included and there is also a select bibliography. The book is illustrated with both line drawings and photographs, all closely related to the text, and there are several reconstruction drawings.

Product Code: Z21RF

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