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THE JEWELLERY OF ROMAN BRITAIN: CELTIC AND CLASSICAL TRADITIONS

Johns, Catherine

ISBN 10: 0472107666 / ISBN 13: 9780472107667
Published by The University of Michigan Press, 1996
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246 pp; survey of the full range of personal ornament worn in Britain during the Roman period; which ranged from the first to the fourth centuries AD; and which emphasizes the presence of two distinct cultural and artistc traditions, the Classical element introduced by the Romans and the indigenous Celtic background; profusely illustratd with b & w photos and line drawings. Bookseller Inventory # 71812

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Title: THE JEWELLERY OF ROMAN BRITAIN: CELTIC AND ...

Publisher: The University of Michigan Press

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: very good +

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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.

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Catherine Johns is an Assistant Keeper in the Department of Prehistoric & Romano-British Antiquities at the British Museum, London.

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