"The Complete Roman Army" draws on archaeology, ancient art and original documentary sources to present a picture of one of the world's most famous fighting machines. Every aspect of the Roman army, from the daily lives of individual soldiers to the outcome of major campaigns, is explored in five accessible sections. Discussions of key Roman battles, hundreds of illustrations and brief biographies of the great commanders bring the campaigns and personalities to life.
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Descrizione libro Thames and Hudson, New York & London, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. 1st Edition. BRILLIANT: OUTSTANDING: AUTHORITATIVE: LUCID: DETAILED: NEW 1st edition hardcover (orig. 2003), printing unstated * "An outstanding general study of the Roman military system. The best one-volume treatment of the subject now in existence." - Historian * NEW unclipped handsomely illustrated mylar-protected color jacket w/ sharp new edges & corners & showing $39.95 pub. price at top-right inside-front flyleaf, NEW imperial-purple library-durable linen-over-boards cover w/ sharp new edges & corners, immaculate smooth-cut text-block exterior, impeccable ocher-gold end-papers on heavy stock, NEW sewn binding w/ tight signatures & silk-white cloth bands at spine-caps, pristine interior handsomely displaying rich arrays of texts and full-color illustrations on excellent unblemished gloss-laminated paper * 7.88" x 10.24" x 1.0", 1.11 kg, 224 pp., 245 illustrations, 107 in color * Drawing on archaeology, ancient art, & original documentary sources, this book presents the most convincing history ever published of the Roman army. It has everything: battle plans, recreations of army fortifications, reconstruction drawings of equipment & armour, biographies of commanders, plans of camps, maps, photographs of key pieces of archaeological evidence, literary extracts, & much more besides. Adrian Goldsworthy presents a 'complete' analysis of the Roman army taken in three easy-to-manage chronological phases. Beginning with the citizen's militia of the middle Republic in the 3rd & 2nd centuries BC, he examines how & why this army changed, becoming the first professional army between the 1st century BC & 3rd century AD. He discusses how this army dealt w/ new conditions & new enemies, increasingly fighting far from the homeland. By the end of the 3rd century AD the Roman army faced even greater external threats & persistent civil wars which led to further transformations. Key battles are explored, tactics discussed, the lives of the soldiers, their equipment, diet, pay & conditions, their careers & experiences are revealed, bringing the literary & archaeological evidence to life. The sheer breadth of this book, its ability to combine general history w/ detail, & its range of illustrations, makes it unbeatable. * The Roman army was one of the most successful fighting forces in history. Its organization & tactics were highly advanced & were unequaled until the modern era. Spectacular monuments to its perseverance & engineering skill are still visible today, most notably Hadrian's Wall and the siege-works around the fortress of Masada. This book is the first to examine in detail not just the early imperial army but also the citizens' militia of the Republic & the army of the later Empire. The unprecedented scope & longevity of Roman military success is placed in the context of ordinary soldiers' daily lives, whether spent in the quiet routine of a peaceful garrison or in arduous campaign & violent combat. Key battles & tactics are described, & there are brief biographies of the great commanders. Codice libro della libreria 007786
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Descrizione libro Thames and Hudson, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110500051240
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