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    DescriptionThere is no synthetic or comprehensive treatment of any late Roman frontier in the English language to date, despite the political and economic significance of the frontiers in the late antique period. Examining Hadrian's Wall and the Roman frontier of northern England from the fourth century into the Early Medieval period, this book investigates a late frontier in transition from an imperial border zone to incorporation into Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, using both archaeological and documentary evidence. With an emphasis on the late Roman occupation and Roman military, it places the frontier in the broader imperial context. In contrast to other works, Hadrian's Wall and the End of Empire challenges existing ideas of decline, collapse, and transformation in the Roman period, as well as its impact on local frontier communities. Author Rob Collins analyzes in detail the limitanei, the frontier soldiers of the late empire essential for the successful maintenance of the frontiers, and the relationship between imperial authorities and local frontier dynamics. Finally, the impact of the end of the Roman period in Britain is assessed, as well as the influence that the frontier had on the development of the Anglian kingdom of Northumbria.

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    Hadrian's Wall and the End of Empire
    The Roman Frontier in the 4th and 5th Centuries
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rob Collins
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 232
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415884112
    ISBN 10: 041588411X

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
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    DC23: 936.2881
    LC classification: DA145 .C5834 2012
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    Thema V1.0: NK, NHDJ, NHDA
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDU, 1QBAR
    Illustrations note
    50 black & white illustrations, 12 black & white tables, 38 black & white halftones
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
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    19 July 2012
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    Author Information
    Rob Collins is Lecturer in Archaeology at Newcastle University and Finds Liaison Officer for the Portable Antiquities Scheme at the Museum of Antiquities, Newcastle University and Durham County Council. He is editor of Debating Late Antiquity in Britain, AD 300-700 (with J. Gerrard, 2004) and Finds from the Frontier: Material Culture in the 4th and 5th Centuries (with L. Allason-Jones, 2009).
    Review quote
    'Robert Collins is one of the leading authorities on Hadrian's Wall in the fourth and fifth centuries. His analysis of the Wall and its communities during this time of transformation is essential reading for students of the Empire's frontiers.' - Ian Haynes, Newcastle University, UK "...a thought provoking and scholarly study..." - Current Archaeology
    Table of contents
    @contents:Introduction 1. Hadrian's Wall and the Frontier from Construction to Collapse 2. The Limitanei 3. "Per Lineam Valli" 4. Britons and Barbarians 5. Interpreting Military Transformation 6. The Fifth Century and After 7. The Frontier at the End of Empire: Decline, Collapse, or Transformation? Conclusion