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Rebuilding The Britons

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Author: Christopher R. Bowles
Publisher: British Archaeological Association
ISBN:
Size: 43.84 MB
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Category : Archaeology, Medieval
Languages : en
Pages : 184
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Book Description: This study seeks to examine how late antique culture in the Bristol Channel region changed so dramatically in the two centuries following the collapse of Roman authority. It draws on post-colonial theory to examine local social and cultural responses, and substitutes the idea of cultural hybridisation for the received notion of monolithic cultural identities such as British, Celtic or Anglo-Saxon. Discussion centres on architecture (with the sites of Congresbury and Cadbury Castles and Dinas Powys reappraised), ceramics, and personal artefacts such as brooches.


Stairways To Heaven

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Author: Geoffrey Macnab
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1786734095
Size: 21.62 MB
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Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 352
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Book Description: What has brought about the transformation of the British film industry over the last few decades, to the beginnings of what is arguably a new golden era? In the mid-1980s the industry was in a parlous state. The number of films produced in the UK was tiny. Cinema attendance had dipped to an all-time low, cinema buildings were in a state of disrepair and home video had yet to flourish. Since then, while many business challenges - especially for independent producers and distributors - remain, the industry overall has developed beyond recognition. In recent years, as British films have won Oscars, Cannes Palms and Venice Golden Lions, releases such as Love Actually, Billy Elliot, Skyfall, Paddington and the Harry Potter series have found enormous commercial as well as critical success. The UK industry has encouraged, and benefitted from, a huge amount of inward investment, much of it from the Hollywood studios, but also from the National Lottery via the UK Film Council and BFI. This book portrays the visionaries and officials who were at the helm as a digital media revolution began to reshape the industry. Through vivid accounts based on first-hand interviews of what was happening behind the scenes, film commentator and critic Geoffrey Macnab provides in-depth analysis of how and why the British film industry has risen like a phoenix from the ashes.


Reconstructing Modernism

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Author: Ashley Maher
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198816480
Size: 70.53 MB
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Category : Architecture
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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Book Description: Reconstructing Modernism establishes for the first time the centrality of modernist buildings and architectural periodicals to British mid-century literature. Drawing upon a wealth of previously unexplored architectural criticism by British authors, this book reveals how arguments about architecture led to innovations in literature, as well as to redesigns in the concept of modernism itself. While the city has long been a focus of literary modernist studies, architectural modernism has never had its due. Scholars usually characterize architectural modernism as a parallel modernism or even an incompatible modernism to literature. Giving special attention to dystopian classics Brave New World and Nineteen Eighty-Four, this study argues that sustained attention to modern architecture shaped mid-century authors' political and aesthetic commitments. After many writers deemed modernist architects to be agents for communism and other collectivist movements, they squared themselves--and literary modernist detachment and aesthetic autonomy--against the seemingly tyrannical utopianism of modern architecture; literary aesthetic qualities were reclaimed as political qualities. In this way, Reconstructing Modernism redraws the boundaries of literary modernist studies: rather than simply adding to its canon, it argues that the responsibility for defining literary modernism for the mid-century public was shared by an incredible variety of authors--Edwardians, modernists, satirists, and even anti-modernists.


The End Of Roman Britain

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Author: P. J. Casey
Publisher: Archaeopress Archaeology
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Size: 49.78 MB
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Category : Great Britain
Languages : en
Pages : 270
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Religion In Late Roman Britain

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Author: Dorothy Watts
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415118557
Size: 63.57 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 208
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Book Description: Religion in Late Roman Britain explores the changes in religion over the fourth century; the historical background for these changes and the forces which contributed to them. Dorothy Watts examines the reasons for the decline of Christianity and the continuation of the pagan, Celtic cults in Britain. The author establishes a chronology for the rise and decline of Christianity, based on the available archaeological evidence, and she charts the fate of the pagan cults and temples in the fourth century. The author discusses the nature of Romano-British pagan religion and she analyses the controversial rite of decapitated burial in the light of some startling new archaeological evidence.


Celts Romans Britons

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Author: Francesca Kaminski-Jones
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198863071
Size: 48.14 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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Book Description: This book investigates the ways in which ideas associated with the Celtic and the Classical have been used to construct identities (national/ethnic/regional etc.) in Britain, from the period of the Roman conquest to the present day.


Debating Late Antiquity In Britain Ad 300 700

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Author: Rob Collins
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited
ISBN:
Size: 43.76 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 132
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Book Description: Thirteen papers, from a conference held in York in 2003, examine the fate of Roman Britain, the nature of the Saxon immigration and the independence of western Britain in the face of refugees from the east. Drawing on archaeological and material evidence, the papers discuss: the existence or otherwise of the `Dark Ages'; portable art as evidence of people remaining Roman; coast and countryside in the south west; palaeoenvironmental evidence for changes in the southwest; South Cadbury; the transformation of Roman estates; pottery and the 5th century in southwest Britain; artefacts in early medieval graves; Poundbury; a comparison between religious heresy and political dissent in Britain and Syria; Hadrian's Wall in the 4th century and after. Contributors: Neil Faulkmer, Martin Henig, Sam Turner, Ralph Fyfe, Stephen Rippon, John Davey, Simon Draper, James Gerrard, David Petts, Howard Williams, Christopher Sparey-Green, Daniel Hull, Rob Collins . Foreword by Philip Rahtz.


Pottery In Roman Britain

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Author: Guy de la Bedoyere
Publisher: Shire Publications
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Size: 65.78 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 72
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Book Description: This book looks at how pottery was made and circulated and how pottery can be useful to archaeologists. It goes on to look at the different types of wares that existed in the four centuries of Roman Britain. These include vessels imported from the most exotic regions of the Roman Empire, products of the samian industries of Gaul and those of local kitchenware industries in Britain. Products were as diverse as bowls, amphorae and lamps, while fired clay was also used to make tiles, figurines and even moulds for metalworking. The wide range of illustrations makes the book invaluable both to students and to archaeologists digging on-site, as well as to those interested in finding out more about a remarkable period of life in the history of Britain.


Gods With Thunderbolts

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Author: Guy De la Bédoyère
Publisher: History PressLtd
ISBN: 9780752442914
Size: 46.71 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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Book Description: One of the Roman Empire's greatest achievements was religious tolerance, at least by modern standards. It was a world in which Fortuna and Fate ruled the minds of men and women. That world left behind a marvellous legacy of literary and archaeological records. This book attempts to unravel the wide-ranging evidence.


The Jewellery Of Roman Britain

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Author: Catherine Johns
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472107667
Size: 36.77 MB
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Category : Antiques & Collectibles
Languages : en
Pages : 246
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Book Description: This is the first full-length study of personal ornament in use in Roman Britain. Written by Catherine Johns, a staff member at the British Museum and the leading authority on the subject, The Jewellery of Roman Britain emphasizes the presence of two distinct cultural and artistic traditions, the Classical elements introduced by the Romans and the native Celtic background. The interaction of these traditions affected all aspects of Romano-British life and is vividly illustrated in the jewelry, many pieces of which have only recently emerged from the soil of the British Isles. The meaning and significance of personal ornament in various cultures is discussed, and the special problems inherent in the study of archaeological material are explained. Handsomely illustrated and accessible to the nonspecialist, The Jewellery of Roman Britain represents an important contribution to the study of British history and will be welcomed by amateurs and professionals alike. Catherine Johns is Assistant Keeper, Department of Prehistoric and Roman British Antiquities, the British Museum. This is the first full-length study of personal ornament in use in Roman Britain. Written by Catherine Johns, a staff member at the British Museum and the leading authority on the subject, The Jewellery of Roman Britain emphasizes the presence of two distinct cultural and artistic traditions, the Classical elements introduced by the Romans and the native Celtic background. The interaction of these traditions affected all aspects of Romano-British life and is vividly illustrated in the jewelry, many pieces of which have only recently emerged from the soil of the British Isles. The meaning and significance of personal ornament in various cultures is discussed, and the special problems inherent in the study of archaeological material are explained. Handsomely illustrated and accessible to the nonspecialist, The Jewellery of Roman Britain represents an important contribution to the study of British history and will be welcomed by amateurs and professionals alike. Catherine Johns is Assistant Keeper, Department of Prehistoric and Roman British Antiquities, the British Museum.


Biglis Caldicot Llandough

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Author: David M. Robinson
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited
ISBN:
Size: 46.70 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 186
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Book Description: (BAR 188, 1988)


Beric The Briton

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Author: George Alfred Henty
Publisher:
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Size: 71.29 MB
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Category : Great Britain
Languages : en
Pages : 383
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