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illustrations, many previously unpublished.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

50,00 €Prijs
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