Hadrian's Wall and the End of Empire: The Roman Frontier in the 4th and 5th Centuries (Paperback)
  • Hadrian's Wall and the End of Empire: The Roman Frontier in the 4th and 5th Centuries (Paperback)
zoom

Hadrian's Wall and the End of Empire: The Roman Frontier in the 4th and 5th Centuries (Paperback)

(author)
£46.99
Paperback 232 Pages / Published: 17/07/2014
  • We can order this from the publisher

Usually dispatched within 10 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket

There is no synthetic or comprehensive treatment of any late Roman frontier in the English language to date, despite the political and economic significance of the frontiers in the late antique period. Examining Hadrian's Wall and the Roman frontier of northern England from the fourth century into the Early Medieval period, this book investigates a late frontier in transition from an imperial border zone to incorporation into Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, using both archaeological and documentary evidence. With an emphasis on the late Roman occupation and Roman military, it places the frontier in the broader imperial context.

In contrast to other works, Hadrian's Wall and the End of Empire challenges existing ideas of decline, collapse, and transformation in the Roman period, as well as its impact on local frontier communities. Author Rob Collins analyzes in detail the limitanei, the frontier soldiers of the late empire essential for the successful maintenance of the frontiers, and the relationship between imperial authorities and local frontier dynamics. Finally, the impact of the end of the Roman period in Britain is assessed, as well as the influence that the frontier had on the development of the Anglian kingdom of Northumbria.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781138792463
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Robert Collins is one of the leading authorities on Hadrian's Wall in the fourth and fifth centuries. His analysis of the Wall and its communities during this time of transformation is essential reading for students of the Empire's frontiers.' - Ian Haynes, Newcastle University, UK

"...a thought provoking and scholarly study..." - Current Archaeology

You may also be interested in...

History of the Persian Empire
Added to basket
Lost City of the Incas
Added to basket
The Complete Valley of the Kings
Added to basket
Stonehenge
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Stonehenge
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Druids: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
The Egyptian Book of the Dead
Added to basket
The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt
Added to basket
The Complete Tutankhamun
Added to basket
The Sumerians
Added to basket
£19.00
Paperback
The Parthenon
Added to basket
Fingerprints Of The Gods
Added to basket
Nefertiti
Added to basket
£18.99
Paperback
The Celtic Myths
Added to basket
Britain Begins
Added to basket
£25.00
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.