Recent Research of Hadrian’s Wall: Problems and Studies

Baryshnikov Anton Ye., Danilochkina Kseniya S.

The paper addresses historiography of one of the most famous Romano-British monuments, Hadrian’s Wall. There are two main developments to be distinguished: an increase in the range of evidence due to continuous archaeological exploration, and the conceptual rethinking of the history of the Roman limes in Britain. The authors focus on some of the central debates in the latest publications, especially on the debate concerning the circumstances of the construction and purpose of Hadrian’s Wall. Separate attention is paid to the attempts to reconstruct the sociocultural history of the border territories and the identity of their inhabitants.

Keywords: Roman Britain, Hadrian’s wall, limes, Romano-British studies

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