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Hadrian's Wall - Archaeology and History at the Limit of Rome's Empire

By Nick Hodgson

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ISBN: 9780719818158
PUBLISHED: 21/07/2017
PAGES: 224
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 60 colour photographs 30 black & white photographs 10 Maps

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.

  • 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

Nominee for Book of the Year 2018 Award - Current Archaeology magazine.

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" Hodgson's volume presents a new and updated interpretation of the frontier, which takes this recent work into account. The book is both accessible and lavishly illustrated - a fact which might tend to belie its academic nature. To think thus would be a mistake - this is a very serious book indeed. "
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Reviewed By: Archaeological Journal

" The book is highly recommended both for its thorough incorporation of new evidence from the past 20 years and because it provides a cogent and unambiguous interpretation of Hadrian's Wall. "
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Reviewed By: Britannia 49 magazine of The Roman Society

" I would heartily recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn about this most remarkable of monuments. "
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Reviewed By: British Archaeology

" This important volume needs to be read by anyone interested in frontiers or Roman Britain. "
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Reviewed By: Current Archaeology

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