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Hello,

Does anyone know of a book/books (preferably in /English)that discusses the Germanic (Upper & Lower) Limes. Preferably w/ photos, maps/diagrams, excavations, reconstructions, etc.

I found a couple at Amazon which are basically extened Wikipedia articles, both $49-$50!!! - not really what I'm looking for:

Raetia: Vindelicia, Noricum, Upper Swabia, Limes Germanicus, Via Claudia Augusta [Paperback]
Lambert M. Surhone (Editor), Miriam T. Timpledon (Editor), Susan F. Marseken (Editor)


Limes Germanicus [Paperback]
Frederic P. Miller (Editor), Agnes F. Vandome (Editor), John McBrewster (Editor

An article on JSTOR (need to go to the University to read the whole thing) titled: LImes Germanicus - Bridge and Frontier by Goetz A. Brief.

A nice set of photos at the Great Wall Forum (who knew???) posted by someone who did the walk through.

And an OK explanation/description in a DVD - The Germanic Tribes: The Complete Four-part Saga (Kultur).

Oh, and this website: http://www.limes.nl/service/english.html

I cannot believe this is all that's available.

Thank you in advance,
Bob Roeder
Quote:I found a couple at Amazon which are basically extened Wikipedia articles, both $49-$50!!! - not really what I'm looking for
This is truly bizarre: Limes Germanicus and Raetia, "high quality content by Wikipedia authors" ?! :roll:

Quote:I cannot believe this is all that's available.
Please petition Osprey Publishing -- for years, I've been trying to get them to green-light a pair of volumes on Rome's German frontier.
Quote:This is truly bizarre: Limes Germanicus and Raetia, "high quality content by Wikipedia authors" ?! :roll:

Exactly what I was thinking.

I'll have a go at helping to try to push Osprey to do something.

Thank you Mr. Campbell
[url:33y0whao]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1u3rJm897o[/url]

Best I can come up with. Clearly not a book but has diagrams and maps...

The second part is on the menu of the main You Tube clip.
Quote:Best I can come up with. Clearly not a book but has diagrams and maps...

The second part is on the menu of the main You Tube clip.


Thank you Vindex (Mr. Watson)

I completely forgot to check YouTube!! There are also a number of videos in English (my German is extremely limited) on different sections of the Limes. Very cool!!

Cheers,

Rob
Can't take credit for it as it came from RAT somewhere else, but all of them are interesting (as sadly my German isn't too good either, but you can get the gist)

Lots of re-enactment included too... :wink:
I'm always open to suggestions for reading on the Dutch limes, which seems to be particularly poorly known in the English-speaking world.

Besides the excellent De Rand van het Rijk: De Romeinen en de Lage Landen by Jona Lendering and Arjen Bosman (Amsterdam 2010), I have only seen Die römische Reichsgrenze von der Mosel bis zur Nordseeküste by Tilmann Bechert and others (Theiss 1995), which must surely be out-of-date by now.
This has just been put on another thread...

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Thanks for the link.

Nice view of the Stockstadt altar (about 3 minutes 30 seconds in), mentioned in the current Ancient Warfare magazine IV.6 (p. 50, "The Debate: Women in Roman Forts").
Quote:Nice view of the Stockstadt altar (about 3 minutes 30 seconds in), mentioned in the current Ancient Warfare magazine IV.6 (p. 50, "The Debate: Women in Roman Forts").


Haven't got as far as looking at it myself yet; and as my AW has just arrived, quite timely, so thanks in return for the heads up!
Various English titles, probably of varying relevance!

“Armed Batavians:Use & Significance of Weaponry and Horse Gear from non-Military Contexts in the Rhine Delta 50BC–450AD”,J Nicolay,(2008)
"The Early Roman Frontier in the Upper Rhine Area",M Okun,(1989)
“Ethnic Identity & Imperial Power:the Batavians in the Early Roman Empire”,N Roymans,(2005)
“Roman and Native in the Low Countries”,R Brandt,J Slofstra,(1983)
"Roman German: a Guide to Sites & Museums", J von Elbe, (1977)
"Roman Germany:Studies in Cultural Interaction",J Creighton et al,(1999)
“Romans and Batavians:a Regional Study in the Dutch Eastern River Area”,W Willems,(1986)
"Romans,Celts & Germans:the German Provinces of Rome",M Carroll,(2001)
“The Romans in Central Europe”,H Schultz,(1985)
"The Romans in Cologne & Lower Germany",J von Elbe,(1993)
"The Romans on the Rhine",P La Baume,(1969)
"Romans on the Rhine",P MacKendrick,(1970)
Quote:Besides the excellent De Rand van het Rijk: De Romeinen en de Lage Landen by Jona Lendering and Arjen Bosman (Amsterdam 2010), ...
Well-deserved praise for De Rand van het Rijk: http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/2011/2011-12-02.html. Congratulations, Jona & Arjen.
Quote:I found a couple at Amazon which are basically extened Wikipedia articles, both $49-$50!!!

These are 1 to 1 copies of Wikipedia articles, only in PDF format. People who want to make money assemble them from WP and sell them to people who have no idea that all these articles are accessible for free on Wikipedia. Really a sham, but a direct result of Wikipedia's policy of having basically no copyrights on its contents.

That said, the German guys of the WP Limes project do create quality articles: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:P...cher_Limes
The Deutsche Limeskommission has a good website and there is a section on publications and newletters.