Hadrian's Wall AD 122-410 (Fortress Series)

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Hadrian’s Wall is the most important monument built by the Romans in Britain. It is the best known frontier in the entire Roman Empire and stands as a reminder of the past glories of one of the world's greatest civilisations. Its origins lie in a visit by the Emperor Hadrian to Britain in AD 122 when he ordered the wall to be built to mark the northern boundary of his Empire and 'to separate the Romans from the Barbarians'. This title details the design, development and construction of the wall and covers the ...

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Overview

Hadrian’s Wall is the most important monument built by the Romans in Britain. It is the best known frontier in the entire Roman Empire and stands as a reminder of the past glories of one of the world's greatest civilisations. Its origins lie in a visit by the Emperor Hadrian to Britain in AD 122 when he ordered the wall to be built to mark the northern boundary of his Empire and 'to separate the Romans from the Barbarians'. This title details the design, development and construction of the wall and covers the everyday lives of those who manned it as well as the assaults it withstood.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841764306
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 2/20/2003
  • Series: Fortress Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 457,132
  • Product dimensions: 7.25 (w) x 9.75 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr Nic Fields started his career as a biochemist before joining the Royal Marines. Having left the Navy, he went back to University and completed a BA and PhD in Ancient History at the University of Newcastle. He was Assistant Director at the British School of Archaeology, Athens, and is now a lecturer in Ancient History and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh.

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  • Posted September 22, 2014

    I purchased Hadrian's Wall AD 122-410 by Nic Fields as research

    I purchased Hadrian's Wall AD 122-410 by Nic Fields as research for a project I am working on. It is a great introduction to Hadrian's Wall to Roman fortifications and the origins of Hadrian's Wall. The illustrations by Donato Spedalier help visualize what it was like to live in the Roman army in Rome's most northern frontier.

    This is an excellent book for those who want an overview of Hadrian's Wall or for those planning to trek the Hadrian's Wall Path. For those interested, there is listing of books for further reading and research.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2003

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    I loved this book. It really helped me understand more about the wall and about Hadrian. Also I learned about how it was built.

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