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H 248 x W 185 mm

76 pages

Illustrated in full colour throughout

Published Jun 2022

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781789699951

Digital: 9781789699968

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Roman Britain; Antonine Wall; Roman Limes; Roman Frontier; Scotland; World Heritage Site

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Frontiers of the Roman Empire

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

Grenzen des Römischen Reiches: Der Antoninus Wall

By David J. Breeze

Translated by Martin Lemke, Christine Pavesicz

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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.



Foreword by Francesco Bandarin, Director, World Heritage Centre, UNESCO ;
Preface by David J. Breeze ;

Common cultural heritage of the Roman empire ;
The Roman empire ;
Frontiers and trade ;
The World Heritage Site “Frontiers of the Roman Empire” ;
The definition of a World Heritage Site ;
The task ahead ;
History and extent of frontiers ;
Rome´s foreign policy ;
The location of frontiers ;
The army and frontiers ;
The purpose of frontiers ;
Soldiers and civilians ;
Military administration ;
Research on Roman frontiers ;
Inscriptions and documents ;
Survey and excavation ;
Aerial survey ;
Protection and presentation of frontiers ;

Historical Background ;
The Antonine Wall ;
Research on the Antonine Wall ;
Protection of the Antonine Wall ;
Where to see the Antonine Wall ;
Further Reading ;
Illustration Acknowledgements

About the Author

Professor David J. Breeze has published several books on Roman frontiers and the Roman army. He is a former chairman of the International Congress of Roman Frontier Studies and led the team which successfully nominated the Antonine Wall as a World Heritage Site.