Abstract

This thesis seeks to place the Roman town of Calleva Atrebatum in the greater context of collapse and abandonment, especially in regards to the decline and withdrawal. Following the notion of collapse according to Tainter and using a model based on Boak's interpretation of the fall of the Western Roman Empire, the paper seeks to explain the Roman abandonment of Britain through Calleva Atrebatum in relation to other sites around Roman Britain. The decline leading to collapse and abandonment is then placed within the overall decline and fall of the Western Roman Empire, demonstrating how Calleva Atrebatum fit within the complete network of the Empire and its downward spiral in decline.

Advisor

Kardulias, P. Nicholas

Department

Archaeology

Disciplines

Ancient History, Greek and Roman through Late Antiquity | Classical Archaeology and Art History

Publication Date

2014

Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

Document Type

Senior Independent Study Thesis

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