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New open access e-book: Antonine Wall

28th April 2023 | Categories: Publications

The Society is pleased to announce the release of this title as an open access e-book, now available through the Open Access E-Books platform.

The Antiquarian Rediscovery of the Antonine Wall

by Lawrence Keppie

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The Antonine Wall has been visible as an upstanding earthwork across the central belt of Scotland since its construction by the Roman legions over 1,850 years ago, in the reign of the Roman emperor Antoninus Pius. This book takes up its story from the time of its abandonment in the reign of Marcus Aurelius and charts developments in our knowledge about it through the Middle Ages and after, up to the early years of the twentieth century, by which time the earliest scientific excavations had taken place.

Praise for the book:

‘For those with an interest in either the antiquarian history of Britain or the study of Roman frontiers, this excellent volume provides a significant and attractive addition to the literature.’

– Richard Hingley (Scottish Archaeological Journal)

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