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Feeding the Roman Army; the archaeology of production and supply in NW Europe.


Feeding the Roman Army; the archaeology of production and supply in NW Europe.

Ed. by Sue Stallibrass and Richard Thomas.

Oxbow Books


169 pages




Ten essays analyze the production and supply of food for the Roman army using case studies from Roman Britain, northern France, the Netherlands, and the Rhine Delta, strongly featuring environmental archaeology as the main method of providing primary evidence though interpretations are integrated with considerations of transport and preservation logistics and the economics of regional productivity. Some specific topics include supply-chain networks and the Roman invasion of Britain, surplus production of animal products for the Roman army in a rural settlement in the Dutch River area, and the role of equids in Roman supply networks. Featuring solid academics and conclusions as well as suggestions for the future, this title would be of use to students or scholars of Roman history or environmental archaeology. Distributed in North America by The David Brown Book Co.

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