Based on the latest excavations and research, and on a wide variety
of source material from historical accounts, epigraphy, numismatics
and geography, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the
Roman military fortifi cations along the North Sea and the Channel.
It states that they played periodically a crucial role in the coastal
defence. Because of the state of preservation of the so-called Saxon
Shore forts, authors mainly focussed on British evidence. For the fi rst
time emphasis is given to the Continent.
This book will appeal to the specialist as well as to anyone interested
in Roman military archaeology and history. It is lavishly provided with
illustrations, many previously unpublished. After discussing main
topics as Germanic seaborne raiding, the mechanisms used to fi ght
off and prevent seaborne raiding, the shoreforts and and other means
developed by the Romans in order to protect the coasts of the North
Sea and Channel, are brought up. The second part of the book consists
of a catalogue of the Roman military sites in those areas.
The Roman North Sea and Channel Coastal Defence