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Hadrian's Wall
11 Jan 2018 * EBOOK * £8.99 * 9781784974718

A beautifully produced account of the history and importance of Hadrian's Wall.

Non Fiction / HBLA (Ancient History)
Extent: 192 pages  Illus: 50 col illus
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Hadrian's WallThe Landmark Library, 6by Adrian Goldsworthy

Located at the far-flung and wild edge of the Roman Empire, Hadrian's Wall was the mighty physical frontier constructed by Emperor Hadrian in the 120s AD. Vast in size and stretching from the east to the west cost of the province of Britannia, it took ten years and thousands of hands to build the 73 miles of wall and its impressive forts. Perhaps the greatest physical reminder and monument of Roman Britain, the remnants of the wall are still visible on the uplands of Cumbria and Northumberland to this day and it is one of the most visited heritage sites in the country.

Adrian Goldsworthy considers why and how the Vallum Aelium was built and discusses the fascinating history, afterlife and archaeology of this unique ancient monument.

The Landmark Library is a testament to the achievements of mankind from the late stone age to the present day. Each volume is handsomely illustrated with 25,000 words devoted to a crucial theme in the history of civilization.

Adrian Goldsworthy studied at Oxford, where his doctoral thesis examined the Roman army. He went on to become an acclaimed historian of Ancient Rome. He is the author of numerous works of non fiction, including Caesar, Pax Romana, Hadrian's Wall and Philip and Alexander. He is also the author of the Vindolanda series, set in Roman Britain, which first introduced readers to Flavius Ferox.

A beautifully illustrated gift for fans of Ancient Rome.

The fascinating story of a world-famous monument.

A new addition to the Landmark series.

MARKET: Alistair Moffat.

'Goldsworthy brings Hadrian's Wall to life in this detailed and beautifully illustrated book' Westmorland Gazette

'A lively introduction to the largest surviving Roman artefact on Earth' World of Cruising

A lucid, general introduction to the wall and its times... Goldsworthy is especially good at recreating the lives lived on it' Country Life

Goldsworthy is an erudite guide... As an introduction to the history of the most impressive of ancient engineering achievements, Goldsworthy's book is entirely successful... The prefect companion to exploring the remains of the wall today' BBC History

'[Goldsworthy] provides a clear, concise guide to one of the favourite heritage sights of Britain and transports us back to the frontier life of the Roman Empire in another vital era of our history' Minerva Reads

'A succinct and eminently sensible new account of Hadrian's Wall' The New Criterion

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