Hadrian's Wall

Hadrian's Wall

Downloadable Audiobook - 2018
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Stretching eighty miles from coast to coast across northern England, Hadrian's Wall is the largest Roman artifact known today. It is commonly viewed as a defiant barrier, the end of the empire, a place where civilization stopped and barbarism began. In fact, the massive structure remains shrouded in mystery. Was the wall intended to keep out the Picts, who inhabited the North? Or was it merely a symbol of Roman power and wealth? What was life like for soldiers stationed along its expanse? How was the extraordinary structure built-with what technology, skills, and materials? In Hadrian's Wall, Adrian Goldsworthy embarks on a historical and archeological investigation, sifting fact from legend while simultaneously situating the wall in the wider scene of Roman Britain. The result is a concise and enthralling history of a great architectural marvel of the ancient world.
Publisher: [United States] :, Tantor Audio,, 2018
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Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781977323897
1977323898
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (3hr., 15 min.)) :,digital
digital, digital recording, rda
data file, rda
Additional Contributors: Perkins, Derek
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