The Secret History of the Roman Roads of Britain [Audiobook] download free by M. C. Bishop

The Secret History of the Roman Roads of Britain Audiobook download free by M. C. Bishop
  • Listen audiobook: The Secret History of the Roman Roads of Britain
  • Author: M. C. Bishop
  • Release date: 2014/5/9
  • Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Technology and Engineering
  • ISBN: 9781848846159
  • Rating: 8.19 of 10
  • Votes: 130
  • Review by: Catherina Carrillo
  • Review rating: 7.03 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/25
  • Duration: 3H15M9S in 256 kbps (51.2 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-08-25
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: AC3, MP3, FLAC, WMA, WAV, MPEG4, WMA Lossless, Apple Lossless (compression CAB, ZIP, TAR.Z, AZW3, ARC, RAR)
  • Total pages original book: 256
  • Includes a PDF summary of 30 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 22M56S (6 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: There have been many books on Britain's Roman roads, but none have considered in any depth their long-term strategic impact. Mike Bishop shows how the road network was vital not only in the Roman strategy of conquest and occupation, but influenced the course of British military history during subsequent ages. The author starts with the pre-Roman origins of the network (many Roman roads being built over prehistoric routes) before describing how the Roman army built, developed, maintained and used it. Then, uniquely, he moves on to the post-Roman history of the roads. He shows how they were crucial to medieval military history (try to find a medieval battle that is not near one) and the governance of the realm, fixing the itinerary of the royal progresses. Their legacy is still clear in the building of 18th century military roads and even in the development of the modern road network. Why have some parts of the network remained in use throughout? The text is supported with clear maps and photographs. Most books on Roman roads are concerned with cataloguing or tracing them, or just dealing with aspects like surveying. This one makes them part of military landscape archaeology.Mike Bishop's The Secret History of the Roman Roads of Britain has been nominated for Current Archaeology's Book of the Year award.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: British & Irish History, Military Engineering, Military History, Ancient History: To C 500 CE
  • Download servers: 4Shared, SpiderOak, MEGA, CmisSync, Uploaded, Torrent. Compressed in CAB, ZIP, TAR.Z, AZW3, ARC, RAR
  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 27.59 USD
  • Dimensions: 156x234x27.94mm
  • Weight: 589.67g
  • Printed by: Pen & Sword Military
  • Published in: South Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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