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The Complete Roman Army

Goldsworthy, Adrian

Editore: Thames and Hudson, 2003
ISBN 10: 0500051240 / ISBN 13: 9780500051245
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Titolo: The Complete Roman Army

Casa editrice: Thames and Hudson

Data di pubblicazione: 2003

Legatura: Hardcover

Condizione libro: New


Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Part of a popular series, this book is the first to examine the early imperial army, the citizens' militia of the republic, and the army of the later empire. Every aspect, from daily lives of the individual soldier to major campaigns, is covered. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_new_0500051240

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Riassunto: This is the best book on the Roman army around at the moment and it has everything: battle plans, recreations of army fortifications, reconstruction drawings of equipment and armour, biographies of commanders, plans of camps, maps, photographs of key pieces of archaeological evidence, literary extracts, and 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 and 2nd centuries BC, he examines how and why this army changed, becoming the first professional army between the 1st century BC and 3rd century AD. He discusses how this army dealt with new conditions and new enemies, increasingly fighting far from the homeland. By the end of the 3rd century AD the Roman army faced even greater external threats and persistent civil wars which led to further transformations. Key battles are explored, tactics discussed, the lives of the soldiers, their equipment, diet, pay and conditions, their careers and experiences are revealed, bringing the literary and archaeological evidence to life. The sheer breadth of this book, its ability to combine general history with detail, and its range of illustrations, makes it unbeatable.


?An outstanding general study of the Roman military system. . . . The best one-volume treatment of the subject now in existence.??Historian

The Roman army was one of the most successful fighting forces in history. Its organization and tactics were highly advanced and were unequaled until the modern era. Spectacular monuments to its perseverance and engineering skill are still visible today, most notably Hadrian?s Wall and the siegeworks 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 and the army of the later Empire. The unprecedented scope and 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 and violent combat. Key battles and tactics are described, and there are brief biographies of the great commanders.

Drawing on archaeology, ancient art, and original documentary sources, this book presents the most convincing history ever published of the Roman army. 245 illustrations, 107 in color

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