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A Study of Inscribed Material from Roman Britain

An inquiry into some aspects of literacy in Romano-British society

£83.00
Author:
Marilynne E. Raybould
Publication Year:
1999
Language:
English
Paperback:
379pp. Includes 34 figures including 23 black and white photos.
ISBN 10:
0860549860
ISBN:
9780860549864
BAR number:
B281
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Description

BOOK DESCRIPTION
In this book, the uses of literacy in the province of Britannia are examined. The hypothesis that literacy was largely an accomplishment of an educated, literate, social elite is tested by examining surviving written evidence. The nature of this small sample of surviving written material is examined as are clues for who participated in its production. Material from four broad categories of human activity are analysed: religion, working life, funerary customs, personal, social and domestic life.