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The Wall: Rome's Greatest Frontier
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Alistair Moffat
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The Wall: Rome's Greatest Frontier

Alistair Moffat


Birlinn Ltd

Memorials, monuments;
Museums & museology;
British & Irish history;
Ancient history: to c 500 CE


308 pages

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Hadrian's Wall is the largest, most spectacular and one of the most enigmatic historical monument in Britain. Nothing else approaches its vast scale: a land wall running 73 miles from east to west and a sea wall stretching at least 26 miles down the Cumbrian coast.

Alistair Moffat considers who built the Wall, how it was built, why it was built and how it affected the native peoples who lived in its mighty shadow. The result is a unique and fascinating insight into one of the Wonders of the Ancient World.

By:   Alistair Moffat
Imprint:   Birlinn Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   New edition
Dimensions:   Height: 195mm,  Width: 130mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   269g
ISBN:   9781780274553
ISBN 10:   1780274556
Pages:   308
Publication Date:   July 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Alistair Moffat was born and bred in the Scottish Borders. A former Director of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Director of Programmes at Scottish Television, he now runs the burgeoning Borders Book Festival as well as a production company based near Selkirk.

'A most compelling, thought-provoking and entertaining history' - Rosemary Goring, Herald; 'This is a definitive piece of research, colourfully and humorously written, beautifully illustrated with fine photography and enhanced by a necessary map, dates of the Common Ridings, names of Border families and a selection of evocative Border Ballads' - Scots Magazine

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