Hadrian’s Wall AD 122–410

Hadrian s Wall AD Hadrian s Wall is the most important monument built by the Romans in Britain It is the best known frontier in the entire Roman Empire and stands as a reminder of the past glories of one of the world s

  • Title: Hadrian’s Wall AD 122–410
  • Author: Nic Fields Alina Illustrazioni D. Spedaliere S. Sulemsohn Spedaliere
  • ISBN: 9781841764306
  • Page: 162
  • Format: Paperback
  • Hadrian s Wall is the most important monument built by the Romans in Britain It is the best known frontier in the entire Roman Empire and stands as a reminder of the past glories of one of the world s greatest civilisations Its origins lie in a visit by the Emperor Hadrian to Britain in AD 122 when he ordered the wall to be built to mark the northern boundary of his EmpiHadrian s Wall is the most important monument built by the Romans in Britain It is the best known frontier in the entire Roman Empire and stands as a reminder of the past glories of one of the world s greatest civilisations Its origins lie in a visit by the Emperor Hadrian to Britain in AD 122 when he ordered the wall to be built to mark the northern boundary of his Empire and to separate the Romans from the Barbarians This title details the design, development and construction of the wall and covers the everyday lives of those who manned it as well as the assaults it withstood.

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    1. Mr. Fields does a wonderful job providing a very detailed discussion on Hadrian's Wall in this fine offering by Osprey. Well illustrated and assembled, this book provides a great overview of the period surrounding the wall's origins and the details on the construction and operations of the wall itself, including some fascinating details on the everyday lives of those who stood guard along it's walkways. The photographs provided by the author offer some sense of how the wall was built, giving the [...]

    2. In second installment of Osprey's Fortress series, Mr. Fields figures out what this series should be about. Subject matter is dealt with systematically and logically - short, consist chapters deal with purpose of the construction of the wall, chronology of its building, construction techniques, fortification layout and purpose and finally with the troops that garrisoned it. Compared to the first volume, this one is more cohesive and therefore easier to read.Of course, as most other Osprey bookle [...]

    3. I purchased Hadrian's Wall AD 122-410 by Nic Fields as research for a project I am working on. It is a great introduction to Hadrian's Wall to Roman fortifications and the origins of Hadrian's Wall. The illustrations by Donato Spedalier help visualize what it was like to live in the Roman army in Rome's most northern frontier.This is an excellent book for those who want an overview of Hadrian's Wall or for those planning to trek the Hadrian's Wall Path. For those interested, there is listing of [...]

    4. Very technical indeed. But anyway, I had not realized how involved all of this business was, with forts and everything (or how long it lasted).

    5. A lot of information about the construction of the wall, but not too much about what life was like during that period. Definitely informational.

    6. This is a fine Osprey Publishing Illustrated book, number 2 of the Fortress series, that includes full-color artwork, photographs and color maps.

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