Hadrian's Wall

Hadrian's Wall

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Richard Hingley addresses the post-Roman history of Hadrian's Wall, one of the most famous ancient monuments in Britain and the most well-preserved of the frontier works that once defined the boundaries of the Roman Empire. While the Wall is famous as a Roman construct, its monumental physical structure did not suddenly cease to exist in the fifth century. Exploring the after-life of the Wall, the sixteen chapters, illustrated with over 100 images, show thechanging manner in which the monument has been conceived and the significant political, cultural, and religious role it has played over the years.... in his book The Amateur Antiquary (1899) will be discussed, together with Rudyard Kiplinga#39;s influential image of the monument in his childrena#39;s novel, Pack of Pooka#39;s Hill (1906). ... Forster (1867-1923) was born at Backworth, Earsdon, just a few miles to the northeast of Newcastle (Figure 11.3). ... 7 Bishop (1994), 10a€” 12.

Title:Hadrian's Wall
Author:Richard Hingley
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2012-10-04


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