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H 248 x W 185 mm

96 pages

Illustrated in full colour throughout

Published Sep 2023

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781803274164

Digital: 9781803274171

DOI 10.32028/9781803274164

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Roman Britain; Hadrian's Wall; Roman Limes; Roman Frontier; World Heritage Site

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Frontiers of the Roman Empire: Hadrian's Wall

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By David J. Breeze

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




Foreword by Francesco Bandarin

Preface by Jane, Lady Gibson

Common cultural heritage of the Roman Empire

The ‘Frontiers of the Roman Empire’ World Heritage Site

History and extent of frontiers

The army and frontiers

Research on Roman frontiers

Protection and presentation of frontiers

Future perspectives


The invasion and conquest of Britain

The first plan for Hadrian’s Wall

The second scheme

The purpose of Hadrian’s Wall

The military landscape

The later history of Hadrian’s Wall

Life on Hadrian’s Wall

Civilians on Hadrian’s Wall

Religion on Hadrian’s Wall

Souvenirs of Hadrian’s Wall

The afterlife of Hadrian’s Wall

The importance of Hadrian’s Wall

A World Heritage Site

Research on Hadrian’s Wall

The Pilgrimage of Hadrian’s Wall

Museums on Hadrian’s Wall

Where to see Hadrian’s Wall

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.