Vindolanda

A Roman Frontier Fort on Hadrian's Wall

Author: Robin Birley

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445612062

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 1238

The beautiful site the Romans called Vindolanda lies in south-west Northumberland, in the district of Tynedale, more or less half way between the North Sea east of Newcastle and the Irish Sea to the west of Carlisle. It is just within the boundary of the Northumberland National Park, and is a part of the World Heritage Site of Hadrian's Wall.
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Hadrian's Wall

Everyday Life on a Roman Frontier

Author: Patricia Southern

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445640341

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 9377

The building, military use and descent into ruin of the most important Roman frontier ever built.
Posted in History

Hadrian's Wall Path

Author: Mark Richards

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783622369

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 6960

The essential guidebook to walking the 84-mile Hadrian's Wall Path. One of the UK's most visited National Trails, it runs the length of the Roman Wall from Bowness-on-Solway in Cumbria to Wallsend, Newcastle. Begun in AD122 and stretching from the River Tyne to the Solway Firth, Hadrian's Wall was a massive feat of engineering and is the best preserved frontier from the classical Roman Empire. Today it is a World Heritage Site, with iconic scenery and fascinating archaeological remains like Birdoswald, Housesteads and Vindolanda, giving a glimpse into Roman life and power. The trail is presented here in 10 stages, with suggestions for five and eight-day itineraries. It is suitable for beginners, although a reasonable level of fitness is required if doing it as a multi-day trek. The route is described both west to east and east to west, and the guidebook also features extensions to Maryport on the far west coast of Cumbria and to South Shields on the east coast. This full-colour guidebook contains a wealth of information on the history of the Wall, and a range of practical information for walkers, from accommodation and itinerary planning, to details on public transport and refreshments. Clear step-by-step route descriptions are accompanied by 1:100,000 OS map extracts. A compact booklet showing the route on a 1:25,000 scale OS map is included for added convenience.
Posted in Sports & Recreation

Hadrian's Wall Path

Author: Anthony Burton

Publisher: Aurum Press Limited

ISBN: 9781781315712

Category:

Page: 168

View: 4171

Since it opened in 2003 Hadrian’s Wall Path has become one of Britain’s most popular long-distance paths. Its 84 miles are a convenient week’s walking, shadowing for the most part the historic line of Hadrian’s Wall in its spectacular progress across the superbly wild landscape of the north of England. Starting in what used to be Tyneside’s shipbuilding heart, and joining Newcastle in the east with Carlisle in the west, it takes you via the extraordinary Roman forts of Vindolanda and Housesteads, close to handsome towns like Hexham and Corbridge, to finish on the lonely shores of the Solway Firth with views of Scotland. This is the official guide to this superb National Trail, published in conjunction with Natural England which administers the path and waymarks it with its familiar acorn signs. Comprehensive and engrossing, it is the only companion you need.
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Everyday Life of a Soldier on Hadrian's Wall

Author: Paul Elliot

Publisher: Fonthill Media

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 7899

Walk the Wall, gaze northwards across hostile territory, man the turrets and milecastles… What was life like for the Roman troops stationed on Hadrian’s Wall? Follow the life of one man, a Tungrian soldier, through recruitment, training, garrison duty and war. Focussing on a single point in time and one fort on the Wall, we explore every aspect of military life on this bleak and remote frontier. Where was he born? What did he spend his money on? How did he fight? What did he eat? Did he have lice or fleas? Archaeology and the accounts of ancient writers come together to paint a vivid picture of a soldier on the Wall soon after its completion in AD 130. Historical reconstruction and experimentation fill in the gaps that are left. Step back into the past, step into the marching boots of Tungrian soldiers as they patrol Rome’s greatest frontier. 21 black-and-white drawings and maps and 34 colour illustrations
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Hand-book to the Roman Wall

A Guide to Tourists Traversing the Barrier of the Lower Isthmus

Author: John Collingwood Bruce

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: England

Page: 279

View: 1113

Posted in England

The Archaeological Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Archaeology

Page: N.A

View: 8766

Posted in Archaeology

The Wall

Author: Alistair Moffat

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 9781780274553

Category: Hadrian's Wall (England)

Page: 308

View: 3492

Hadrian's Wall is the largest, most spectacular and one of the most enigmatic historical monument in Britain. Nothing else approaches its vast scale: a land wall running 73 miles from east to west and a sea wall stretching at least 26 miles down the Cumbrian coast. In this book, based on literary and historical sources as well as the latest archaeological research, Alistair Moffat considers who built the Wall, how it was built, why it was built and how it affected the native peoples who lived in its mighty shadow. The result is a unique and fascinating insight into one of the Wonders of the Ancient World.
Posted in Hadrian's Wall (England)

Hadrian's Wall Path

Author: Gordon Smith,Gordon Simm,Jacquetta Megarry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781898481430

Category: Travel

Page: 64

View: 5982

This popular National Trail follows the line of the Roman Wall, with many forts and milecastles in the World Heritage Site. Has background on the history, archaeology and wildlife, with detailed route description from Bowness-on-Solway to Wallsend and 70 photos, all you need for a week's walking holiday.
Posted in Travel

The Penguin History of the United States of America

Author: Hugh Brogan

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141937459

Category: History

Page: 752

View: 2201

This new edition of Brogan's superb one-volume history - from early British colonisation to the Reagan years - captures an array of dynamic personalities and events. In a broad sweep of America's triumphant progress. Brogan explores the period leading to Independence from both the American and the British points of view, touching on permanent features of 'the American character' - both the good and the bad. He provides a masterly synthesis of all the latest research illustrating America's rapid growth from humble beginnings to global dominance.
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The Archaeology of the Colonized

Author: Michael Given

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113420079X

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 483

The first book to integrate fully the archaeological study of the landscape with the concerns of colonial and postcolonial history, theory and scholarship, The Archaeology of the Colonized focuses on the experience of the colonized in their landscape setting, looking at case studies from areas of the world not often considered in the postcolonial debate. It offers original, exciting approaches to the growing area of research in archaeology and colonialism. From the pyramids of Old Kingdom Egypt to illicit whisky distilling in nineteenth-century Scotland, and from the Roman roads of Turkey to the threshing floors of Cyprus under British colonial rule, the case studies assist Dr. Given as he uses the archaeological evidence to create a vivid picture of how the lives and identities of farmers, artisans and labourers were affected by colonial systems of oppressive taxation, bureaucracy, forced labour and ideological control. This will be valuable to students, scholars or professionals investigating the relationship between local community and central control in a wide range of historical and archaeological contexts.
Posted in Social Science

Ancient Rome

City Planning and Administration

Author: O. F. Robinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113484493X

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 6378

Rome was a huge city. Running it required not only public works and services but also specialised law. This innovative work traces the development of that law and system in the main areas of administration. The book incorporates and develops previous historical and topographical works by relating their findings to the Roman legal framework, building up a portrait of public administration, unusually comprehensive for the ancient world.
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Current Archaeology

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Archaeology

Page: N.A

View: 7890

Posted in Archaeology

Hadrian's Wall

Paintings by the Richardson Family

Author: David Breeze

Publisher: John Donald Publishers

ISBN: 9781910900055

Category: Fortification, Roman

Page: 178

View: 5714

Brothers Henry, Charles and Thomas Richardson painted nearly 80 views of Hadrian's Wall between 1838 and the 1880s. Most were created by Henry Burdon Richardson, who accompanied author John Collingwood Bruce on his tour of Hadrian's Wall in 1848. Only 17 were reproduced as engravings in Bruce's books; very few have ever been published as paintings. They form a valuable record of the Roman frontier as it was during an important stage in its history, before the advent of the modern world. New theories and interpretations were coming to light, as described in Bruce's first book The Roman Wall, published in 1851. John Clayton, town clerk of Newcastle upon Tyne, had begun buying land along the Wall, aiming to preserve the remains, creating in effect an archaeological park. The production of the Richardson paintings, Bruce's contribution to Wall studies and the achievement of John Clayton in conserving the Wall, are all explored, providing a fascinating background story. Over 70 of the Richardsons' paintings are published in the book, most with Bruce's original description and a commentary by the author.
Posted in Fortification, Roman

The Antiquaries Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Archaeology

Page: N.A

View: 3942

Posted in Archaeology

Sourcebook of planning information

a discussion of sources of information for use in urban and regional planning, and in allied fields

Author: Brenda White

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 632

View: 7243

Posted in Political Science

Heritage Values in Site Management

Four Case Studies

Author: Margaret MacLean,David Myers,Randall Mason

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 0892367970

Category: Architecture

Page: 233

View: 2204

The four case studies included are: Grosse Île and the Irish National Memorial site in Canada, the Chaco Culture National Historical Park in the USA, the Port Arthur historic site in Australia, and Hadrian's Wall.
Posted in Architecture

The Silk Roads

Highways of Culture and Commerce

Author: Vadime Elisseeff

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781571812223

Category: History

Page: 332

View: 9776

A look at the cultural, or intercultural, exchange that took place in the Silk Roads and the role this has played in the shaping of cultures and civilizations.
Posted in History