Under Another Sky: Journeys in Roman Britain

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9780224090896: Under Another Sky: Journeys in Roman Britain

Shortlisted for the 2013 Samuel Johnson Prize and the Thwaites Wainwright Prize

This is a book about the encounter with Roman Britain: about what the idea of ‘Roman Britain’ has meant to those who came after Britain’s 400-year stint as province of Rome – from the medieval mythographer-historian Geoffrey of Monmouth to Edward Elgar and W.H. Auden. 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?

Charlotte Higgins has traced these tales by setting out to discover the remains of Roman Britain for herself, sometimes on foot, sometimes in a splendid, though not particularly reliable, VW camper van. Via accounts of some of Britain's most intriguing, and often unjustly overlooked ancient monuments, 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.

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"Wonderfully written and full of unexpected facts. Higgins brings Roman Britain into the present." (Richard Sennett)

"Beautifully crafted… The beauty of this book is not just in the elegant prose and the precision with which she skewers her myths. It is in the sympathy that she shows for the myth-makers, the men and woman who so very much wanted their very own Roman Britain." (Peter Stothard The Times)

"Mesmerising… Sophisticated and passionate. She personalizes the story in a diaristic, almost poetic tone…her prose reminds me at times of W. G. Sebald’s The Rings of Saturn…similarly haunted by a sense of a past slipping away." (Tim Whitmarsh Guardian)

"Smart and up-to-date, sensitive but hard-headed, impeccably researched but gloriously poetic. The layering of themes, moods and topics is staggering. There's nothing like quite it." (Tom Holland, author of 'Rubicon' and 'Persian Fire')

" Under Another Sky should be on every shelf in the UK. Part travelogue, part handbook and part revisionist history, it is a personal and vivid encounter with landscapes, artefacts and people… Beautifully considered and written." (Ruth Padel New Statesman)

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A journey around the archeological and cultural remains of Roman Britain by the award-winning author of It’s All Greek to Me. Shortlisted for the 2013 Samuel Johnson Prize and the Thwaites Wainwright Prize.

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Descrizione libro Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2013. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. 238 x 158 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. This is shortlisted for the 2013 Samuel Johnson Prize and the Thwaites Wainwright Prize. This is a book about the encounter with Roman Britain: about what the idea of Roman Britain has meant to those who came after Britain s 400-year stint as province of Rome - from the medieval mythographer-historian Geoffrey of Monmouth to Edward Elgar and W.H. Auden. 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? Charlotte Higgins has traced these tales by setting out to discover the remains of Roman Britain for herself, sometimes on foot, sometimes in a splendid, though not particularly reliable, VW camper van. Via accounts of some of Britain s most intriguing, and often unjustly overlooked ancient monuments, 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. Codice libro della libreria AAZ9780224090896

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Descrizione libro Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2013. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. 238 x 158 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. This is shortlisted for the 2013 Samuel Johnson Prize and the Thwaites Wainwright Prize. This is a book about the encounter with Roman Britain: about what the idea of Roman Britain has meant to those who came after Britain s 400-year stint as province of Rome - from the medieval mythographer-historian Geoffrey of Monmouth to Edward Elgar and W.H. Auden. 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? Charlotte Higgins has traced these tales by setting out to discover the remains of Roman Britain for herself, sometimes on foot, sometimes in a splendid, though not particularly reliable, VW camper van. Via accounts of some of Britain s most intriguing, and often unjustly overlooked ancient monuments, 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. Codice libro della libreria AAZ9780224090896

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Descrizione libro Vintage Publishing. Hardback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW, Under Another Sky: Journeys in Roman Britain, Charlotte Higgins, This is shortlisted for the 2013 Samuel Johnson Prize and the Thwaites Wainwright Prize. This is a book about the encounter with Roman Britain: about what the idea of 'Roman Britain' has meant to those who came after Britain's 400-year stint as province of Rome - from the medieval mythographer-historian Geoffrey of Monmouth to Edward Elgar and W.H. Auden. 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? Charlotte Higgins has traced these tales by setting out to discover the remains of Roman Britain for herself, sometimes on foot, sometimes in a splendid, though not particularly reliable, VW camper van. Via accounts of some of Britain's most intriguing, and often unjustly overlooked ancient monuments, 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. Codice libro della libreria B9780224090896

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Descrizione libro Vintage, 2013. Condizione libro: New. 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? This book traces these tales by setting out to discover the remains of Roman Britain for herself, sometimes on foot, sometimes in a splendid, though not particularly reliable, VW camper van. Num Pages: 304 pages, Illustrations, maps. BIC Classification: 1DBK; 3D; HBJD1; HBLA1; HDDK. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 238 x 162 x 30. Weight in Grams: 604. . 2013. Hardcover. . . . . Codice libro della libreria V9780224090896

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Descrizione libro Vintage. Condizione libro: New. 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? This book traces these tales by setting out to discover the remains of Roman Britain for herself, sometimes on foot, sometimes in a splendid, though not particularly reliable, VW camper van. Num Pages: 304 pages, Illustrations, maps. BIC Classification: 1DBK; 3D; HBJD1; HBLA1; HDDK. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 238 x 162 x 30. Weight in Grams: 604. . 2013. Hardcover. . . . . Codice libro della libreria V9780224090896

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Descrizione libro Hardback. Condizione libro: New. Not Signed; This is shortlisted for the 2013 Samuel Johnson Prize and the Thwaites Wainwright Prize. This is a book about the encounter with Roman Britain: about what the idea of 'Roman Britain' has meant to those who came after Britain's 400-year stint as province of Rome - from the medieval mythographer-histo. book. Codice libro della libreria ria9780224090896_rkm

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