A Companion to the Roman Army
Edited by Paul Erdkamp
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Companion to the Roman Army by Paul Erdkamp
Book DescriptionThis companion provides an extensive account of the Roman army, exploring its role in Roman politics and society as well as the reasons for its effectiveness as a fighting force. * An extensive account of the Roman army, from its beginnings to its transformation in the later Roman Empire* Examines the army as a military machine -- its recruitment, training, organization, tactics and weaponry* Explores the relationship of the army to Roman politics, economics and society more broadly* Considers the geography and climate of the lands in which the Romans fought* Each chapter is written by a leading expert in a particular subfield and takes account of the latest scholarly and archaeological research in that area
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405121538
(248mm x 177mm x 40mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Ancient Rome was a highly militaristic culture, at war almost annually throughout the period of the republic. The expert contributors to this volume delve into this culture, offering an extensive account of the Roman army, from its beginnings to its transformation in the later Roman Empire.
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Author Biography - Paul Erdkamp
Paul Erdkamp is Research Fellow in Ancient History at Leiden University. He is author of Hunger and the Sword: Warfare and Food Supply in Roman Republican Wars (264-30 BC) (1998) and The Grain Market in the Roman Empire (2005), and editor of The Roman Army and the Economy (2002).
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