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    DescriptionHadrian'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. Many of its forts are as large as Britain's most formidable medieval castles, and the wide ditch dug to the south of the Wall, the vallum, is larger than any surviving prehistoric earthwork.Built in a ten-year period by more than 30,000 soldiers and labourers at the behest of an extraordinary emperor, the Wall consisted of more than 24 million stones, giving it a mass greater than all the Egyptian pyramids put together. At least a million people visit Hadrian's Wall each year and it has been designated a World Heritage Site. In this new book, based on literary and historical sources as well as the latest archaeological research, 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.


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    Title
    The Wall
    Subtitle
    Rome's Greatest Frontier
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alistair Moffat
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 270
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781841587899
    ISBN 10: 1841587893
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKEYN
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 14
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 936.2881
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: DA146 .M54 2009
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKEYN
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDU-GB-EYN
    Illustrations note
    col. Illustrations, map
    Publisher
    Birlinn General
    Imprint name
    BIRLINN LTD
    Publication date
    01 May 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Edinburgh
    Author Information
    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. He has written twelve books, including Kelsae, The Sea Kingdoms and The Borders, all of which are published by Birlinn.
    Review quote
    'In The Wall, Alistair Moffat's fascination shines through as he captures the enormous endeavour of the builders along with the captivating human stories the stones still tell after nearly two millennia.' The Scotsman