Introduction: the Roman Society and the study of A.D.410

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This paper examines the development of the study of the 'end of Roman Britain', in particular since the nineteen-seventies when the subject-area became a definite topic of study. It examines some of the differing intellectual traditions which developed and the ways in which they reacted against existing paradigms. The state of the sub-discipline in the early twenty-first century is contrasted with the situation some forty and more years ago.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAD410
Subtitle of host publicationThe History and Archaeology of Late and Post-Roman Britain
EditorsFiona Haarer
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2014


  • Roman, Britain, End, A.D.410