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Conclusions: The Archaeological Imagination

Richard Hingley

in Hadrian's Wall

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199641413
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191745720 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641413.003.0016
Conclusions: The Archaeological Imagination

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This book has explored the life of Hadrian's Wall and has addressed the ways that texts and images have drawn upon the physical nature of the monument, while also considering how the monumentality of the Wall has been altered through the ages. Certain concepts inherited from the past have been transformed by changing political, religious, and social circumstances. This concluding chapter summarizes some of the materials drawn upon to address the three ‘ages’ of the Wall in this book by considering the semantic shifts that accompanied the changing names for the Wall. This is followed by a discussion of the inclusive Wall.

Keywords: Hadrian's Wall; ancient monuments; semantics; inclusive Wall

Chapter.  4422 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology

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