A Gathering of EaglesPaperback Making of Scotland
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- Publisher: BIRLINN LTD
- Format: Paperback | 64 pages
- Dimensions: 186mm x 254mm x 6mm | 259g
- Publication date: 22 February 2005
- Publication City/Country: Edinburgh
- ISBN 10: 1841583847
- ISBN 13: 9781841583846
- Edition: 2, Revised
- Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
- Illustrations note: many b/w and col illus
- Sales rank: 758,390
Designed throughout with colourful and detailed illustrations, A Gathering of Eagles outlines in an original and authoritative way the story of the Roman presence in Scotland. It includes new evidence about the earliest penetration of Scotland, new clues to a possible seaborne assault by the Imperial army and reassessments of the contributions of individual legions. The book includes an in-depth analysis of the important Roman fortifications at Burnswark, as well as listing other Roman sites that can be visited across Scotland. This book is part of a newly updated edition of the acclaimed Making of Scotland series produced by Historic Scotland and Birlinn which provides lively, accessible and up-to-date introductions to key themes and periods in Scottish history and prehistory.
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Gordon Maxwell is Honorary Professor at the Department of History at St Andrews and is former head of Archaeology at the Royal Commission in Edinburgh. His previous publications include Rome's North-west Frontier (with W.S. Hanson), The Romans in Scotland and A Battle Lost: Romans and Caledonians at Mons Graupius.