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Hadrian's Wall: A Life

Richard Hingley


This book addresses the post-Roman history of this world-famous ancient monument. Constructed on the orders of the emperor Hadrian during the 120s AD, the Wall was maintained for almost three centuries before ceasing to operate as a Roman frontier during the fifth century. The scale and complexity of Hadrian's Wall makes it one of the most important ancient monuments in the British Isles. It is the most well-preserved of the frontier works that once defined the Roman Empire. While the Wall is famous as a Roman construct, its monumental physical structure did not suddenly cease to exist in the ... More

Keywords: post-Roman history, Hadrian's Wall, Roman Empire, frontier, boundary, England, Scotland

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199641413
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641413.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Hingley, author
Professor of Archaeology, Durham University