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Hadrian s Wall and the End of Empire

Author : Rob Collins
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There is no synthetic or comprehensive treatment of any late Roman frontier in the English language to date, despite the political and economic significance of the frontiers in the late antique period. Examining Hadrian's Wall and the Roman frontier of northern England from the fourth century into the Early Medieval period, this book investigates a late frontier in transition from an imperial border zone to incorporation into Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, using both archaeological and documentary evidence. With an emphasis on the late Roman occupation and Roman military, it places the frontier in the broader imperial context. In contrast to other works, Hadrian's Wall and the End of Empire challenges existing ideas of decline, collapse, and transformation in the Roman period, as well as its impact on local frontier communities. Author Rob Collins analyzes in detail the limitanei, the frontier soldiers of the late empire essential for the successful maintenance of the frontiers, and the relationship between imperial authorities and local frontier dynamics. Finally, the impact of the end of the Roman period in Britain is assessed, as well as the influence that the frontier had on the development of the Anglian kingdom of Northumbria.

The Construction of Hadrian s Wall

Author : Peter R. Hill
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Peter Hill gives an account of all the techniques and skills needed to construct Hadrian's Wall. Beginning with an examination of the surveying needed, he goes on to discuss quarrying and cranes, the transport of materials, and the amount of timber needed for scaffolding.

Hadrian s Wall

Author : Brian Dobson
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A penetrating and lucid history of the best-known and most spectacular monument to the Roman Empire in Britain. Taking into account new research findings about the building of the Wall, Breeze and Dobson include fascinating details about the Roman army, its religion and daily bureaucratic life. A selection of photos, maps and diagrams help make this a book for both the expert and the layman, being simultaneously erudite and unusually accessible.

Hadrian s Wall

Author : Dawn Finch
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Who was Emperor Hadrian? Why did he build a massive wall across northern England? Why were the Romans in Britain and how did they get there? This book tells you all you need to know about Hadrian's Wall - why and how it was built, who lived there and much more. Find out what life was like for the soldiers living there, and also for the native Britons, in the diary-style sections.

Hadrian s Wall

Author : David John Breeze
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Death at Hadrian s Wall

Author : Denise Kirby
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Hadrian s Wall

Author : Richard Hingley
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Richard Hingley addresses the post-Roman history of Hadrian's Wall, one of the most famous ancient monuments in Britain and the most well-preserved of the frontier works that once defined the boundaries of the Roman Empire. While the Wall is famous as a Roman construct, its monumental physical structure did not suddenly cease to exist in the fifth century. Exploring the after-life of the Wall, the sixteen chapters, illustrated with over 100 images, show thechanging manner in which the monument has been conceived and the significant political, cultural, and religious role it has played over the years.

Hadrian s Wall Through Time

Author : Alan Michael Whitworth
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Hadrian s Wall

Author : R. W. Davies
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Hadrian s Wall

Author : Stephen Johnson
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"Anyone picking up this book will want to buy it, and they will find a text which is well written, scholarly without sacrifice of readability, and taking account of the latest work and thought on the wall."--Archaeological Journal. Here is the most complete account yet of Hadrian's Wall, with descriptions of its military and political functions; details of its engineering and construction, and a complete look at the way of life enjoyed and endured by both the soldiers and civilians who dwelt near it.

Hadrian s Wall

Author : Guy de la Bedoyere
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An extensively revised and updated version of a classic title.

Research on Hadrian s Wall

Author : Eric Birley
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Hadrian s Wall

Author : Clifford Jones
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The author leads the walker into understanding the landscape of Hardrian's Wall not just as a dramatic piece of scenery, but as a living, vibrant entity.

Hadrian s Wall

Author : Frank Graham
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Hadrian s Wall

Author : James L. Forde-Johnston
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Hadrian s Wall

Author : Mylinh V. Pham
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Earlier studies on Hadrian's Wall have focused on its defensive function to protect the Roman Empire by foreign invasions, but the determination is Hadrian's Wall most likely did not have one single purpose, but rather multiple purposes. This makes the Wall more complex and interesting than a simple structure to keep out foreign intruders. Collective research on other frontier walls' functions and characteristics around the empire during the reign of Hadrian are used to compare and determine the possible function or functions of the Wall. The Wall not only served political purposes, but also had economic and social uses as well.

Hadrian s Wall

Author : Patricia Southern
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The building, military use and descent into ruin of the most important Roman frontier ever built.

Hadrian s Wall

Author : Adrian Goldsworthy
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Located at the far-flung and wild edge of the Roman Empire, Hadrian's Wall was the mighty physical frontier constructed by Emperor Hadrian in the 120s AD. Vast in size and stretching from the east to the west cost of the province of Britannia, it took ten years and thousands of hands to build the 73 miles of wall and its impressive forts. Perhaps the greatest physical reminder and monument of Roman Britain, the remnants of the wall are still visible on the uplands of Cumbria and Northumberland to this day and it is one of the most visited heritage sites in the country. Adrian Goldsworthy considers why and how the Vallum Aelium was built and discusses the fascinating history, afterlife and archaeology of this unique ancient monument. The Landmark Library is a testament to the achievements of mankind from the late stone age to the present day. Each volume is handsomely illustrated with 25,000 words devoted to a crucial theme in the history of civilization.

Hadrian s Wall Bridges

Author : Paul T. Bidwell
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Hadrian s Wall

Author : Nick Hodgson
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Built around AD122, Hadrian's Wall was guarded by the Roman army for over three centuries and has left an indelible mark on the landscape of northern Britain. It was a wonder of the ancient world and is a World Heritage Site. Written by a leading archaeologist who has excavated widely on the Wall, this is an authoritative yet accessible treatment of the archaeological evidence. The book explains why the expansion of the Roman empire ground to a halt in remote northern Britain, how the Wall came to be built and the purpose it was intended to serve. It is not a guidebook to the remains, but an introduction to the Wall and the soldiers and civilians, men, women and children, who once peopled the abandoned ruins visited by tourists today. Contents include: Historical background to the Wall; How the Wall was built and its appearance on completion; The history of the Wall from Hadrian to the end of Roman Britain; The purpose of the Wall. This introduction to Hadrian's Wall, the most impressive and famous physical reminder of Britain's Roman past, will be of great interest to all students and keen amateurs of Roman history, archaeology and general history, and is profusely illustrated throughout with 60 colour and 30 black & white photographs and 10 Maps.