Vindolanda

A Roman Frontier Fort on Hadrian's Wall
Author: Robin Birley
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445612062
Category: History
Page: 208
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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.

Hadrian's Wall

Everyday Life on a Roman Frontier
Author: Patricia Southern
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445640341
Category: History
Page: 464
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The building, military use and descent into ruin of the most important Roman frontier ever built.

Hadrian's Wall Path


Author: Mark Richards
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 1783622369
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 240
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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.

Hadrian's Wall Path


Author: Anthony Burton
Publisher: Aurum Press Limited
ISBN: 9781781315712
Category:
Page: 168
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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.

Everyday Life of a Soldier on Hadrian's Wall


Author: Paul Elliot
Publisher: Fonthill Media
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: N.A
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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

The Penguin History of the United States of America


Author: Hugh Brogan
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141937459
Category: History
Page: 752
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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.

The Wall


Author: Alistair Moffat
Publisher: Birlinn
ISBN: 9781780274553
Category: Hadrian's Wall (England)
Page: 308
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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.

Hadrian's Wall Path

59 Large-Scale Walking Maps and Guides to 29 Towns and Villages - Planning - Places to Stay - Places to Eat - Wallsend (Newcastle) to Bowness-on-Solway
Author: Henry Stedman,Daniel McCrohan
Publisher: Trailblazer Editions
ISBN: 9781905864850
Category: Hadrian's Wall Path (England)
Page: 224
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With accommodation, pubs and restaurants in detailed guides to 29 towns and villages including Newcastle and Carlisle.

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
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The Archaeology of the Colonized


Author: Michael Given
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113420079X
Category: Social Science
Page: 200
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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.

Hadrian's Wall


Author: David J Breeze,Brian Dobson
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0140271821
Category: History
Page: 356
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This fully revised and updated edition of the authors' fascinating history of Hadrian's Wall takes account of recent archaeological discoveries such as at South Shields and Vindolanda as well as research based on inscriptions. The book starts with the reasons for the construction of the wall and why it was replaced by the Antonine Wall before the border reverted to Hadrian's Wall again. Chapters examine what life was like on the wall, not only for the soldiers but also for their dependents and local civilian populations. Appendices catalogue building types, regiments, gods and temples and Roman names of the forts.

The Silk Roads

Highways of Culture and Commerce
Author: Vadime Elisseeff
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781571812223
Category: History
Page: 332
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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.

Archaeology

An Introduction
Author: Kevin Greene,Tom Moore
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136860290
Category: Social Science
Page: 416
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Archaeology: An Introduction looks behind the popular aspects of archaeology such as the discovery and excavation of sites, the study of human remains and animal bones, radiocarbon dating, museums and 'heritage' displays, and reveals the methods used by archaeologists. It also explains how the subject emerged from an amateur pursuit in the eighteenth century into a serious discipline, and explores changing fashions in interpretation in recent decades. This fifth edition has been updated by a new co-author, Tom Moore, and continues to include key references and guidance to help new readers find their way through the ever expanding range of archaeological publications. It conveys the excitement of new archaeological discoveries that appear on television or in newspapers while helping readers to evaluate them by explaining the methods and theories that lie behind them. Above all, while serving as a lucid textbook, it remains a very accessible account that will interest a wide readership. In addition to drawing upon examples and case studies from many regions of the world and periods of the past, it incorporates the authors' own fieldwork, research and teaching and features a new four-colour text design and colour illustrations plus an additional 50 topic boxes. The comprehensive glossary and bibliography are complemented by a support website hosted by Routledge to assist further study and wider learning. It includes chapter overviews, a testbank of questions, powerpoint discussion questions, web-links to support material for every chapter plus an online glossary and image bank. New to the fifth edition: inclusion of the latest survey techniques updated material on the development in dating, DNA analysis, isotopes and population movement coverage of new themes such as identity and personhood how different societies are defined from an anthropological point of view and the implications of this for archaeological interpretation the impact of climate change and sustainability on heritage management more on the history of archaeology Visit the companion website at www.routledge.com/textbooks/greene for additional resources, including: chapter overviews a testbank of questions PowerPoint discussion questions links to support material for every chapter an online glossary and image bank