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Adrian Goldsworthy
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Hadrian's Wall

Adrian Goldsworthy


9781784974725

Head of Zeus


History;
British & Irish history;
Ancient history: to c 500 CE;
Classical Greek & Roman archaeology


Paperback

192 pages

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A beautifully produced account of the history and importance of Hadrian's Wall. Located at the far-flung and wild edge of the Roman Empire, Hadrian's Wall was constructed by Emperor Hadrian in the 120s AD. Vast in size and stretching from the east to the west coast of the northern part of Britannia, it is the largest monument left by the Roman empire - all the more striking because it lies so far from Rome. Today, it is one of the most visited heritage sites in the country. Yet the story of the Wall is far more than the development of a line of fortifications and the defence of a troublesome imperial frontier. Generation after generation of soldiers served there, with their families as well as traders and other foreign and local civilians in and around the army bases. The glimpses of this vibrant, multinational community in Adrian Goldsworthy's masterly book bring the bare stones to life. Goldsworthy also considers why and how the wall was built, and discusses the fascinating history, afterlife and archaeology of this unique ancient monument.

By:   Adrian Goldsworthy
Imprint:   Head of Zeus
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 200mm,  Width: 135mm, 
ISBN:   9781784974725
ISBN 10:   1784974722
Series:   The Landmark Library
Pages:   192
Publication Date:   May 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Author Website:   http://www.wardmccandlish.co.uk/AuthorPhoto/HeadofZeus/Adrian_Goldsworthy.jpg

Adrian Goldsworthy has a doctorate in Ancient History from Oxford. He is the bestselling author of numerous books about Ancient Rome including Caesar: The Life of a Colossus, The Punic Wars and How Rome Fell.


'A lucid, general introduction to the wall and its times ... Goldsworthy is especially good at recreating the lives lived on it' Country Life. 'A lively introduction to the largest surviving Roman artefact on Earth' World of Cruising. 'Goldsworthy brings Hadrian's Wall to life in this detailed and beautifully illustrated book' Westmorland Gazette.

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