The Eagle and the Bear: A New History of Roman Scotland (Paperback)

The Eagle and the Bear: A New History of Roman Scotland By John H. Reid Cover Image
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For over three centuries, the inhabitants of North Britain faced the might of Rome, resulting in some of the most extraordinary archaeology of the ancient world.

This richly illustrated new history of Roman Scotland explores the complex, often tumultuous and frequently brutal interaction between the world's first superpower and the peoples who lived north of Hadrian's Wall.

With reference to the latest research and featuring all the key sites, it offers though-provoking re-assessments of many aspects of the story of the Romans in Scotland, from the loss of the IXth Legion and the reasons for building and maintaining Hadrian's Wall, to considering what spurred at least four Roman emperors to personally visit the edge of the empire.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781780278148
ISBN-10: 1780278144
Publisher: Birlinn
Publication Date: June 6th, 2023
Pages: 256
Language: English