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Riassunto: 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. Many of its forts are as large as Britain's most formidable medieval castles, and the wide ditch dug to the south of the Wall, the vallum, is larger than any surviving prehistoric earthwork.Built in a ten-year period by more than 30,000 soldiers and labourers at the behest of an extraordinary emperor, the Wall consisted of more than 24 million stones, giving it a mass greater than all the Egyptian pyramids put together. At least a million people visit Hadrian's Wall each year and it has been designated a World Heritage Site. In this new 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.
About the Author: Alistair Moffat was born and bred in the Scottish Borders. A former Director of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Director of Programmes at Scottish Television, he now runs the burgeoning Borders Book Festival as well as a production company based near Selkirk. He has written twelve books, including Kelsae, The Sea Kingdoms and The Borders, all of which are published by Birlinn.
Titolo: The Wall - Rome's Greatest Frontier
Casa editrice: Birlinn Limited
Data di pubblicazione: 2008
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Birlinn Limited, 2008. Condizione libro: Good. Ships from the UK. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP94659418
Descrizione libro Birlinn Limited. Condizione libro: Good. Ex-library, so some stamps and wear, but in good overall condition. Codice libro della libreria Z1-B-020-00852
Descrizione libro Birlinn Ltd, Edinburgh, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 1st Edition. HARDBACK. Condition: VG in VG dust jacket. Codice libro della libreria 017680
Descrizione libro Birlinn, 2008. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. illustrated. Codice libro della libreria 016322
Descrizione libro Birlinn Limited, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 1841586757