Roman Britain was a multi-cultural mix of Celtic natives of different tribes and religions, of Romans with their own pantheon of deities, and of the soldiers and traders who brought their own practices and beliefs from all parts of Europe and North Africa and the East. This volume explores the way in which they practiced their religions in the relatively peaceful and prosperous areas of south eastern Britain, in towns and in the countryside, at temples and shrines, in cemeteries, and in their houses. The book provides an up-to-date review of the evidence; it is written in a style that will appeal to both the general reader and the specialist. It is extensively illustrated with photos in colour and black and white, and with drawings and maps.Contributors include Pagan Belief in Rural South-East Britain: Contexts, Deities and Belief (Ernest Black); Places of Worship in Roman London and Beyond (Jenny Hall and John Shepherd); Springhead, Kent: Old Temples, New Discoveries (Phil Andrews); Roman Period Temples and Religion in Surrey (David Bird); The Wanborough Temple Site (David Williams); Roman Period Temples, Shrines and Religion in Sussex (David Rudling); Hayling Island: A Gallo-Roman Temple in Britain (Anthony King and Graham Soffe); Aspects of Votive Offerings in South-East Britain (Jean Bagnall Smith); The Fate of Roman Temples in South-East Britain during the Late and Post-Roman Period (Alex Smith); 'And Did Those Feet in Ancient Times': Christian Churches and Pagan Shrines in South-East Britain (Martin Henig). It also includes an Index.
Ritual Landscapes of Roman South-East Britain
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