The Roman army was one of the most effective fighting forces in history. The legions and their commanders carved out an empire which eventually included the greater part of the known world. This was thanks largely to the generals who led the Roman army to victory after victory, and whose strategic and tactical decisions shaped the course of several centuries of warfare.
This book, by the author of THE PUNIC WARS, concentrates on those Roman generals who displayed exceptional gifts of leadership and who won the greatest victories. With 26 chapters covering the entire span of the Roman Empire, it is a complete history of Roman warfare.
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Here is a highly readable compendium of military experience; Goldsworthy knows his material inside out, and he concentrates on key episodes in the campaign of outstanding Roman commanders... This is a rewarding study of the luck and judgement of powerful men, and how they put it to use in the service of Rome's imperium. ( HISTORY TODAY (Nov 2003))
Goldsworthy's study of these commanders is thoroughly researched, and authoritative. He is lucid in his exposition and narrative. The result is a book which academics will value and which nevertheless must appeal to anyone interested in the art of war and the making and defence of the Roman Empire. I found it absorbing, the best book I know on the Roman army and its commanders. (Alan Massie THE SPECTATOR (22 Nov 03))
The complete and definitive history of how Roman generals carved out the greatest and longest lasting empire the world has ever seen.
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Descrizione libro Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2004. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110297846663
Descrizione libro W&N, London, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. Book Club Edition. MILITARY BOOK CLLUB EDITION. Not remaindered or library withdrawn. No marks on dust jacket or book. Mylar-protected dust jacket. Corners are sharp and binding is tight & square. Shipped padded in a box. Codice libro della libreria 000668