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by David J. Breeze

  • ISBN: 1848844271
  • Category: Ancient Civilizations
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: David J. Breeze
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword Military (December 13, 2011)
  • Pages: 224
  • ePub book: 1794 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1790 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 932

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The Frontiers of Imperial Rome is indispensable for anyone interested in. .

The Frontiers of Imperial Rome is indispensable for anyone interested in Roman military institutions and policies, and is likely to be the standard work for some time. Professor David Breeze prepared the successful bid for World Heritage Site status for the Antonine Wall and now leads the team implementing its management He was formerly Chief Inspector of Ancient Monuments for Scotland. He has written books on both the Antonine Wall and Hadrian's Wall as well as on Roman Scotland and the Roman army.

Many of Rome's frontier defenses have been the subject of detailed and ongoing study .

Many of Rome's frontier defenses have been the subject of detailed and ongoing study and scholarship. This book provides a fascinating view of what it meant to live on the wide-ranging and highly diverse frontiers of the Roman empire.

In this fascinating new book, David Breeze tells the story of the invasion, the building of the Antonine Wall, its occupation and abandonment. The Frontiers of Imperial Rome. The material used to tell this story includes contemporary coins and literary sources together with the inscriptions and sculpture from the Antonine Wall, as well as the archaeological remains of the monument. The unique distance slabs not only record the process of building, but provide a series of snapshots depicting the preparations, invasion and victory achieved by the Roman army over 1800 years.

More by David J. Breeze. Roman Frontiers in Britain. A Queen's Progress: An Introduction to the Buildings Associated with Mary Queen of Scots in the Care of the Secretary of State for Scotland. David J. Breeze, Gordon Donaldson. The Stone of Destiny: Symbol of Nationhood. Roman Scotland: A Guide to the Visible Remains. The Northern Frontiers of Roman Britain. J. Collingwood Bruce's Handbook to the Roman Wall.

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Breeze, David J. 2011. Barnsley, UK: Pen & Sword. Cordovana, Orietta Dora. Crossing the Roman frontier: Egypt in Rome (and beyond). Acta Classica 52: 1-21. Historical Ecosystems. Roman Frontier and Economic Hinterlands in North Africa. Historia 6. : 458-494. The Creation of the Roman Frontier. Princeton, NJ: Princeton Univ. v. t. e. Ancient Rome topics.

Professor David Breeze's new book should also find a place on the same bookshelf. This book deserves the widest possible readership. It represents the broadest treatment of Roman frontier systems to have been published in recent years. It is important not only for the frontiers themselves, but also for topics relating to the army, imperial administration and diplomatic relations. This book is without question one of the finest I have read with the Pen and Sword imprint, from the quality of the paper to the quality of the scholarship.

Imperial politics, foreign policy, frontier culture and the many other Breeze observes that, it might be considered that the exact location of the frontier would be marked by. stones.

Imperial politics, foreign policy, frontier culture and the many other. dimensions of the Roman army’s operations and impact are treated only. insofar as they affect or relate to this aspect. Breeze hopes this book will go some way to redressing these imbalances in the. current bibliography by presenting the archaeological evidence in a way that will illuminate the wider debate. about the nature and purpose of Roman frontiers (xix). Breeze observes that, it might be considered that the exact location of the frontier would be marked by. None are, however, known (33); of potential assistance here might be Amm.

Items related to The Frontiers of Imperial Rome. BREEZE has been a trustee of the Senhouse Museum Trust since its inception in 1985 and chair of the trust since 2013. Breeze The Frontiers of Imperial Rome. ISBN 13: 9781848844278. He has served as President of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society and as Chairman of the International Congress of Roman Frontier. He was Chief Inspector of Ancient Monuments for Scotland from 1989 to 2005, and subsequently led the team which successfully nominated the Antonine Wall as a World Heritage Site in 2008.

Format Paperback 104 pages.

At its height, the Roman Empire was the greatest empire yet seen, its borders stretching from the rain-swept highlands of Scotland in the north to the sun-scorched Nubian desert in the south. But how were the vast and varied stretches of frontier defined and defended? Many of Rome's frontier defenses have been the subject of detailed and ongoing study and scholarship. Three frontier zones are now UNESCO World Heritage sites (the Antonine Wall having recently been granted this status - the author led the bid), and there is growing interest in their study. This wide-ranging survey will describe the varying frontier systems, describing the extant remains, methods and materials of construction and highlighting the differences between various frontiers. Professor Breeze considers how the frontiers worked, discussing this in relation to the organization and structure of the Roman army, and also their impact on civilian life along the empire's borders. He then reconsiders the question of whether the frontiers were the product of an overarching Empire-wide grand strategy, questioning Luttwak's seminal hypothesis.This is a detailed and wide-ranging study of the frontier systems of the Roman Empire by a leading expert. Intended for the general reader, it is sure also to be of great value for academics and students in this field. The appendixes will include a brief guide to visiting the sites today.

Comments

Tojahn Tojahn
This book is a well researched and comprehensive scholarly study of the frontiers of the Roman Empire. The author uses both the primary references and archaelogical finds to evaluate the frontiers from Britain through Germany, the Danube river, Syria and Turkey and even Africa. All geographical areas of the Roman Empire are covered and all periods from Augustus through the fifth century.

I was really impressed with both the research and thoroughness of the study. And, the pictures and maps do a good job of depicting what towers, walls, forts and fortlets looked like during all periods of Rome. The book also focuses on the emperors who were the most active at building up the empire's frontiers, starting with Hadrian, for whom the great wall in Britain is named, through Valentinian in the fourth century.

On the negative side, and the reason that I can't give the book the highest rating, the prose rambles and tends to get dry and boring at times (like most scholarly studies of the Roman Empire.) Consequently, I would only recommend this book for those individuals who are truly interested in this period. This is not for the casual reader - it required my attention fully to keep with what the author was writing.

However, I do recommend this book and will keep it as a future reference in my home.
Shakar Shakar
Professor David J Breeze set out to study Roman frontiers in detail. He especially wanted to study the activities and movement of people at such borders and the establishment of defence structures;their construction, their purpose and how they worked. By doing so he has been able to detail the role of the soldiers (defence or/and implementation of Roman law), the impact of an emperor's ambition (such as Emperor Hadrian and his creation in Britain), the methods of construction of forts and walls and especially the types of building materials used. Interestingly, he challenges some long held historical views on Roman frontiers.

The book is not boring. It is well written and can be interesting and useful to lay readers or to those doing serious studies in the classics. It can be read as a continuous piece of work or simply used as a reference when required. The colour plates and sketches add depth to the book.

The author is not an armchair writer as he has travelled extensively to study first hand numerous Roman frontiers, he has consulted with the local experts and he has also done a thorough investigation into the literature on this subject and it is extensively detailed in the bibliography.Therefore, this book can be a great addition to one's library on the Roman Empire.
Monam Monam
It is a very complete description of an aspect of the Roman Empire not commonly considered. It's a great resource for everyone from students of history at all levels right on over to fiction writers requiring that sort of information.
Andriodtargeted Andriodtargeted
Basically a good book, but in sections the author wanders back and forth. Lacks really good plans of some of the positions.
Lyrtois Lyrtois
A skillfully written, well-informed survey. Excellent detail, accurate information. A great book for anyone interested in how Rome controlled its borders.
Quashant Quashant
Very interesting book.
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This shows a little known part of Roman history but it gets bogged down in details at some points and seems to reply on written sources too much..
Still it is about a subject I've never seen discussed anywhere else.
great book on Roman history. Anyone interested in ancient Rome and military history would love to own this book a must read