The Resource The edge of the Empire : a journey to Britannia : from the heart of Rome to Hadrian's Wall, Bronwen Riley

The edge of the Empire : a journey to Britannia : from the heart of Rome to Hadrian's Wall, Bronwen Riley

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The edge of the Empire : a journey to Britannia : from the heart of Rome to Hadrian's Wall
Title
The edge of the Empire
Title remainder
a journey to Britannia : from the heart of Rome to Hadrian's Wall
Statement of responsibility
Bronwen Riley
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Language
eng
Summary
"AD 130. Rome is the dazzling heart of a vast empire and Hadrian its most complex and compelling ruler. Far-away Britannia is one of the Romans' most troublesome provinces: here the sun is seldom seen and "the atmosphere in the country is always gloomy." What awaits the traveller to Britannia? How will you get there? What do you need to pack? What language will you speak? How does London compare to Rome? Are there any tourist attractions? And what dangers lurk behind Hadrian's new Wall? Combining an extensive range of Greek and Latin sources with a sound understanding of archaeology, Bronwen Riley describes a dramatic journey from Rome to Hadrian;s Wall at the empire's northwestern frontier. In this strikingly original history of Roman Britain, she evokes the smells, sounds, colors, and sensations of life in the second century."--Jacket flap
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BTCTA
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Riley, Bronwen
Dewey number
936.2881
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DA145
LC item number
.R52 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Travel, Ancient
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Hadrian's Wall (England)
  • Rome
Label
The edge of the Empire : a journey to Britannia : from the heart of Rome to Hadrian's Wall, Bronwen Riley
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Published in England in 2015 under title: Journey to Britannia
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [235]-252) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Evoking the past -- Rome, heart of empire -- Setting sail from Ostia -- Through Gaul to Ocean -- Arrival in Britannia -- London, seat of power -- Westwards to Silchester -- Bath, a tourist hotspot -- The fortress and amphitheatre at Caerleon -- A new forum at Wroxeter, capital of cattle country -- To the Wall -- Postscript: Beyond AD 130: people, politics and places
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
335 pages
Isbn
9781681771298
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)923794469
  • 643052
  • (OCoLC)ocn923794469
  • 643052
Label
The edge of the Empire : a journey to Britannia : from the heart of Rome to Hadrian's Wall, Bronwen Riley
Publication
Note
Published in England in 2015 under title: Journey to Britannia
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [235]-252) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Evoking the past -- Rome, heart of empire -- Setting sail from Ostia -- Through Gaul to Ocean -- Arrival in Britannia -- London, seat of power -- Westwards to Silchester -- Bath, a tourist hotspot -- The fortress and amphitheatre at Caerleon -- A new forum at Wroxeter, capital of cattle country -- To the Wall -- Postscript: Beyond AD 130: people, politics and places
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
335 pages
Isbn
9781681771298
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)923794469
  • 643052
  • (OCoLC)ocn923794469
  • 643052

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