David J. Breeze

David J. Breeze has been Chair of the International Congress of Roman Frontier Studies and President of several archaeological societies in the UK. He was Chief Inspector of Ancient Monuments for Scotland from 1989 to 2005, and subsequently led the team which successfully nominated the Antonine Wall as a World Heritage Site in 2008. David has excavated on both Hadrian’s Wall and the Antonine Wall and written several books on these frontiers, on frontiers elsewhere in the Roman Empire and on the Roman army.

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BOOKS BY THIS CONTRIBUTOR

Hadrian's Wall in our Time

ed. David J. Breeze

The cutting down of the tree in Sycamore Gap on Hadrian's Wall caused widespread shock. In a positive response to this sad event, David Breeze invited 80 friends and colleagues to offer personal reflections on their favourite view of the Wall, presented here in a visual celebration with photographs and specially commissioned line drawings. READ MORE

Paperback: £24.99

Frontiers of the Roman Empire: Hadrian's Wall

David J. Breeze

This highly illustrated book offers an accessible summary of Hadrian’s Wall, and an overview of the wider context of the Roman frontiers. READ MORE

Paperback: £19.99 | Open Access

Frontiers of the Roman Empire: The Hinterland of Hadrian̕s Wall

David J. Breeze

In this important and beautifully illustrated book, David Breeze elucidates the context of the most famous frontier, Hadrian’s Wall. The zone to north and south of the Wall was a heavily militarised landscape of roads, bridges, forts, fortlets and towers, but also the towns, settlements and supply infrastructure on which the army depended. READ MORE

Paperback: £19.99 | Open Access

Frontiers of the Roman Empire: The Danube Limes in Austria

David J. Breeze

Austria is particularly fortunate in the survival along the Danube of the remains of many Roman military installations. These include forts and towers, some parts surviving up to two stories high. They are a most remarkable survival and deserve to be better known and more visited. READ MORE

Paperback: £19.99 | Open Access

A History of the Congress of Roman Frontier Studies 1949-2022

David J. Breeze

This volume celebrates the twenty-fifth Congress of Roman Frontier Studies. It presents the history of the congress accompanied by photographs and reminiscences from participants, a story populated by many of the well-known archaeologists of the last 75 years and, indeed, earlier as the genesis of the Congress lies in the inter-War years. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | Open Access

Frontiers of the Roman Empire: The Roman Frontiers in Wales

David J. Breeze

The remains of the Roman frontiers in Wales are unique in the Roman Empire. More than 60 stone and timber fortresses, forts and fortlets, some of which seem to have been occupied for only a few years, while others remained in use for far longer, tell the story of the long and brutal war against the Celtic tribes. READ MORE

Paperback: £14.99 | Open Access

Frontiers of the Roman Empire: The Eastern Frontiers

David J. Breeze

This volume considers the military architecture and its impact on local communities in Rome's eastern frontier, which stretched from the north-east shore of the Black Sea to the Red Sea. READ MORE

Paperback: £14.99 | Open Access

Frontiers of the Roman Empire: The Upper Germanic Limes

David J. Breeze

This book illustrates the historical and archaeological significance of the Upper Germanic Limes and provides an up-to-date overview of its manifold features in the field. READ MORE

Paperback: £14.99 | Open Access

Frontiers of the Roman Empire: The Saxon Shore and the Maritime Coast

David J. Breeze

The North Sea and Channel coasts form the geographic frontier of the Roman Empire with the sea – the edge of the then known world. This border represents a page in military maritime history, but its coasts, in Great Britain, the Netherlands, Belgium and France, contain archaeological sites of high heritage value that deserve a large audience. READ MORE

Paperback: £14.99 | Open Access

Frontiers of the Roman Empire: The Antonine Wall – A World Heritage Site

David J. Breeze

The Antonine Wall lay at the very extremity of the Roman world. This volume, presented in English and German, presents a concise introduction to the wall which is, in many ways, one of the most developed frontier in Europe. Perhaps of greatest significance is the survival of the collection of Roman military sculpture, the Distance Slabs. READ MORE

Paperback: £14.99 | Open Access

Frontiers of the Roman Empire: Roman Limes in Serbia

David J. Breeze

The aim of this publication is not only to inform about historical and archaeological facts on the Limes in Serbia but also to act as a guidebook as well through the Danubian Limes. READ MORE

Paperback: £19.99 | Open Access

Frontiers of the Roman Empire: The Roman Army and the Limes / The Roman Limes in Hungary

David J. Breeze

Pannonia province existed from the occupation during the reign of Emperor Augustus to the 20s and 30s of the 5th century A.D. Its border stretched alongside the Danube and was always one of the most important European frontiers in Roman times. READ MORE

Paperback: £19.99 | Open Access

Frontiers of the Roman Empire: Slovakia

David J. Breeze

Slovakia was situated at the edge of the classical world but still was a close neighbour of the Roman Empire. The Roman influence left distinct traces not only at the territories along the frontier but also in its broader fore field. READ MORE

Paperback: £19.99 | Open Access

Frontiers of the Roman Empire: The Lower German Limes

David J. Breeze

The Roman frontier in Lower Germany was one of the earliest to be created; surviving into the early 5th century, it illustrates the whole range of Roman military installations. The Rhine delta boasts incredible organic remains including ships while upstream are great military bases supported by forts and fortlets. READ MORE

Paperback: £19.99 | Open Access

Frontiers of the Roman Empire: The Roman Frontiers of Dacia

David J. Breeze

The Roman frontier In Dacia combined several elements, each relating to the landscape: there were riverain and mountain borders, some supplemented by linear barriers, and all connected by roads. The complex system of the border consisted primarily of a network of watchtowers, smaller or larger forts and artificial earthen ramparts or stone walls. READ MORE

Paperback: £19.99 | Open Access

Frontiers of the Roman Empire: The Roman Frontier in Egypt

David J. Breeze

The Roman military remains of Egypt are remarkable in their variety and state of preservation: forts, quarries whose materials were used in the monumental buildings of Rome, roads which brought the Mediterranean into contact with the Indian Ocean; each reader of this book will enjoy learning more about the remarkable Roman inheritance of Egypt. READ MORE

Paperback: £14.99 | Open Access

The Antonine Wall: Papers in Honour of Professor Lawrence Keppie

ed. David J. Breeze

32 papers present research on the Antonine Wall in honour of Lawrence Keppie. Papers cover a wide variety of aspects: the environmental and prehistoric background; structure, planning and construction; military deployment; associated artefacts and inscriptions; logistics of supply; the people of the Wall, including womenfolk and children. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | Open Access

Hadrian’s Wall: A study in archaeological exploration and interpretation

David J. Breeze

Based on the annual Rhind Lectures delivered in May 2019, David J. Breeze presents six papers on Hadrian’s Wall. He first considers the historiographical background before examining specific aspects: its purpose and operation; its later history; and life on and around the Wall. Finally, he considers the Wall today and some aspects of its future. READ MORE

Paperback: £19.99 | eBook: £16.00

Maryport: A Roman Fort and Its Community

David J. Breeze

The collection of Roman inscribed stones and sculpture, together with other Roman objects found at Maryport in Cumbria, is the oldest archaeological collection in Britain still in private hands. David Breeze places the collection in context and describes the history of research at the site. READ MORE

Paperback: £14.99 | eBook: £16.00

Bearsden: The Story of a Roman Fort

David J. Breeze

This accessible account of the discoveries at the Roman fort at Bearsden examines the process of archaeological excavation, the life of the soldiers at the fort based on the results of the excavation as well as material from elsewhere in the Roman Empire. READ MORE

Paperback: £20.00 | eBook: £16.00

Frontiers of the Roman Empire: The African Frontiers

David J. Breeze

The Roman military remains in North Africa are remarkable in their variety and preservation. They include towers and forts, stretches of defensive lines of stone and earth with ditches broken by gates, and roads, sitting amidst amazing scenery. Readers of this book will enjoy learning more about North Africa’s remarkable Roman inheritance. READ MORE

Paperback: £19.99 | Open Access

Frontiers of the Roman Empire: The Danube Limes

David J. Breeze

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Paperback: £19.99

J. Collingwood Bruce's Handbook to the Roman Wall

David J. Breeze

In 1851, John Collingwood Bruce published 'The Roman Wall', followed by an abridged edition in 1863. Subsequently revised on several occasions, the fourteenth edition has been completely re-written by David Breeze, though acknowledging the style of earlier editions. This authoritative account will be of value to all interested in Hadrian's Wall. READ MORE

Hardback: £19.99