Professor Simon Keay explains the latest work being done to study the ports of the Roman Empire – in particular the massive site of Portus, the port of ancient Rome itself.
The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Published in British Academy Review, Issue 14 (November 2009).
Professor David W. Phillipson FBA has published a comprehensive account of Ethiopian Christian civilisation and its churches between the 4th and the 14th centuries, offering a fresh view of the processes that gave rise to this unique African culture. He describes the different styles and affinities of these striking religious structures.
Includes features on November 1989 and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Also: military interventions since the end of the Cold War. The opening articles illustrate the stronger role that the British Academy is playing in public debates and policy-making – through its Forums, through the research it funds, and now through its recently launched Policy Centre. Then there are articles offering different perceptions of late 20th-century history – including the dramatic events that changed Eastern Europe twenty years ago. The remaining articles reflect the work that the Academy supports in the study of different aspects of culture, whether of another time and place, or closer to home.
David Logan offers an explanation of
a complicated and evolving relationship