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The Roman Fort (Rebuilding the Past) Hardcover – September 26, 1991


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 11 and up
  • Series: Rebuilding the Past
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (September 26, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199171084
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199171088
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.7 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,512,249 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

Grade 6-10-- Based on the excavation of a fort near Hadrian's Wall, this book is distinguished by excellent, detailed illustrations. The defensive walls, living quarters, and adjacent buildings are all detailed in the drawings. Subjects covered include the structure's physical construction, the military necessity for its placement, lives of average soldiers and commanding officers, and a brief overview of the historical context of the fort. Unfortunately, the accompanying text is not so lively. Readers with little background in Roman history and culture can expect no help in the form of a glossary or even any explanation of some of the more technical terms. Good maps are also lacking. Use this to supplement more comprehensive works or where pictorial representation is needed. --David N. Pauli, Missoula Public Library, MT
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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"A brief, narrow-cast, but fascinating look at Roman garrison life along the Empire's northern frontiers in the early centuries A.D. The book's richly illustrated descriptions of fortifications, soldiers' daily life, and grand defensive strategy could hook military-minded teens."--School Library Journal


"A richly detailed tour of Roman Britain from an accomplished author-archaeologist."--Smithsonian Magazine


"Informative text with well-researched colored drawings and diagrams."--Cobblestone


"Connolly's full-color architectural drawings show the sectioned living quarters of their home base so precisely that you could build them today, or easily picture just what the people of those days saw as they went about their daily business."--The News (Southbridge, MA)


--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kurt A. Johnson on January 24, 2013
Format: Paperback
This book is the story of Roman fortifications along Hadrian's Wall. Using the First Tungrian Cohort as a vehicle, the author traces their building of different types of fortifications and their life among them. The book includes many diagrams and exquisite cut-away images to show what the various buildings looked like both inside and out. Also, the well-written text explains construction techniques and a good deal about daily life in the Imperial Roman Army.

This is an excellent book on Roman fortifications and garrison troops, and I recommend it highly.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Andrew J. Brozyna on January 9, 2007
Format: Paperback
All of Connolly's books are must-haves. I see the paperback versions of Roman Fort, The Legionary and The Cavalryman seem to be out of print. I have a feeling that these titles may reappear as a single volume sometime in the near future. Previous titles by this author, The Roman Army, The Greek Armies, and Hannibal and the Enemies of Rome first appeared as paperbacks in 1977-78. The content of these books came together in the single hardcover, Greece and Rome at War, in 1981. So, the same thing may be happening again.
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