Under Another Sky

Under Another Sky

Journeys in Roman Britain

Book - 2015
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"What does Roman Britain mean to us now? How were its physical remains rediscovered and made sense of? How has it been reimagined, in story and song and verse? Sometimes on foot, sometimes in a magnificent, if not entirely reliable, VW camper van, Charlotte Higgins sets out to explore the ancient monuments of Roman Britain. She explores the land that was once Rome's northernmost territory and how it has changed since the years after the empire fell. Under Another Sky invites us to see the British landscape, and British history, in an entirely fresh way: as indelibly marked by how the Romans first imagined and wrote, these strange and exotic islands, perched on the edge of the known world, into existence"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : The Overlook Press, 2015.
ISBN: 9781468310894
Characteristics: xxii, 282 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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_joanna_ May 03, 2018

A fascinating book that describes not only the physical remains, but also the history and misadventures of the archaeology of Britain's Roman sites. You will want to have a tablet handy as you read, to search up images of the places and artifacts the Higgins describes.

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