Hadrian's Wall AD 122-410

Hadrian's Wall AD 122-410

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By (author) Nic Fields

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  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 64 pages
  • Dimensions: 176mm x 242mm x 6mm | 200g
  • Publication date: 19 February 2003
  • Publication City/Country: Osprey
  • ISBN 10: 1841764302
  • ISBN 13: 9781841764306
  • Illustrations note: 54 b&w and 7 colour illustrations, bibliography, glossary, index, chronology
  • Sales rank: 408,322

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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 past glories of one of the world's greatest civilizations. 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 work 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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Dr Nic Fields started his career as a biochemist before joining the Royal Marines for seven years. 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.

Table of contents

Introduction - Chronology - Design and Development - Tour of the Sites - The Principles of Defense - The Living Sites - Operational History - Aftermath - The Sites Today - Bibliography and Further Reading - Glossary - Index