Publications

A selection of Simon James's recent publications

'‘Visual competence’ in archaeology, a problem hiding in plain sight,' Antiquity 89: 347 (2015): 1189-1202.

'The "Romanness of the Soldiers": Barbarized Periphery or Imperial Core?' in L. Brody and G. Hoffman, Eds, Roman in the Provinces: Art on the Periphery of Empire, Boston, (MacMullen Museum of Art, 2014) 91-107.

'4. The Archaeology of War', in B. Campbell and L. Tritle, Eds, The Oxford Handbook of Warfare in the Classical World, (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2013) 91-127.

'‘Facing the sword: confronting the realities of martial violence and other mayhem, present and past’', in S. Ralph, Ed., The Archaeology of Violence: An integrated approach to the study of violence and conflict, (Buffalo, State University of New York, 2013), 98-116.

Rome & the Sword: How Warriors & Weapons shaped Roman History, Thames & Hudson, London & New York (2011) 

'Stratagems, combat, and "chemical warfare" in the siege mines of Dura-Europos', American Journal of Archaeology 115 (2011) 69-101.

'The point of the sword: what Roman-era weapons could do to bodies—and why they often didn't', (2010) in eds A.W. Busch and H.J. Schalles, Waffen in Aktion. Akten der 16. Internationalen Roman Military Equipment Conference (ROMEC). Xantener Berichte 16, 41-54.

Trow S, James S and Moore T. Becoming Roman, Being Gallic, Staying British: Research and Excavations at Ditches 'Hillfort' and Villa 1984-2006, (Oxbow, Oxford, 2009).

'A bloodless past: the pacification of Early Iron Age Britain', in The Earlier Iron Age in Britain and the Near Continent, CC Haselgrove and RE Pope (eds.), (Oxford, Oxbow, 2007), pp.160-173.

Excavations at Dura-Europos, Final Report VII, the Arms and Armour, and other Military Equipment (British Museum Press, London, 2004)

'Writing the legions; the past, present and future of Roman military studies in Britain' (2002) Archaeological Journal 159, pp. 1-58. PDF

'"Romanization" and the peoples of Britain' in S Keay and N Terrenato (eds.), Italy and the West. Comparative Issues in Romanization (Oxbow, Oxford, 2001), pp. 77-89

(with M Millett) Britons and Romans: advancing an archaeological agenda (CBA Research Report 125, York, 2001) Online version

The Atlantic Celts: Ancient People or Modern Invention? (British Museum Press, London, and University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, 1999)

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