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Author Higgins, Charlotte, 1972-

Title Under another sky : journeys in Roman Britain / Charlotte Higgins.

Publication Info. New York, NY : The Overlook Press, 2015.

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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    936.104 HIG    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    936.104 HIG    Available
 PAS Linda Vista Branch Non-Fiction    936.104 HIG    Available
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Description xxii, 282 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [251]-261) and index.
Contents Kent and Essex -- Norfolk -- London -- Silchester -- Wales and the West -- Bath -- Hadrian's Wall -- Scotland -- York -- Cumbria and the Lakes -- The Cotswolds and the South-West -- Norfolk, again, and Sussex.
Summary "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.
Subject Great Britain -- Antiquities, Roman.
Monuments -- Great Britain.
Cultural landscapes -- Great Britain.
Landscapes -- Great Britain.
Great Britain -- History, Local.
Romans -- Great Britain -- History.
Higgins, Charlotte, 1972- -- Travel -- Great Britain.
Genre/Form Travel writing.
ISBN 9781468310894 (hardback) : $27.95
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