The Late Roman Army
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Using a full range of original literary sources, modern Continental scholarship, and current archaeological research, Pat Southern and Karen Dixon provide a stimulating overview of the historical period, the critical changes in the army, and the way these changes affected the morale of the soldiers. The authors discuss in fascinating detail the organization and fighting methods of the army: the recruitment of soldiers, the physical conditions under which they served, the equipment they used, the fortifications they built, and the siege warfare they waged. They also describe the reforms of Diocletian and Constantine?particularly the creation of the field army and the frontier army?that shaped the final version of the late Roman army up to the beginning of the sixth century. Numerous illustrations accompany the text.
Descrizione del libro: From the end of the second century A.D., the Roman Empire was beset by internal unrest, revolts, usurpations, civil wars, and attacks along its far-flung frontiers. This stimulating book is the first comprehensive discussion of how the Roman army adapted itself to these growing threats and how effective it was in combating serious problems—sometimes several at once—during the late imperial period.
Titolo: The Late Roman Army
Casa editrice: Yale University Press
Data di pubblicazione: 1996
Legatura: Soft cover
Condizione libro: Used
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