By Andrew Gardner

What occurred to Roman infantrymen in Britain through the decline of the empire within the 4th and fifth centuries? Did they withdraw, disorder, or pass local? greater than a question of army heritage, this can be the start line for Andrew Gardner’s incisive exploration of social id in Roman Britain, within the Roman Empire, and in historic society. Drawing at the sociological theories of Anthony Giddens and others, Gardner shapes an method that specializes in the principal position of perform within the construction and upkeep of identities—nationalist, gendered, classification, and ethnic. This thought is then verified opposed to the fabric is still of Roman infantrymen in Britain to teach how patterning of stratigraphy, structure, and artifacts helps his theoretical build. the result's a retelling of the tale of overdue Roman Britain sharply at odds with the normal text-driven histories and a concept of human motion that gives a lot to present debates around the social sciences.

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