Rome at War AD 229-696
By (author) Michael Whitby
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Rome at War AD 229-696 by Michael Whitby
Book DescriptionIn the early third century AD the Roman Empire was a force to be reckoned with, controlling vast territories and wielding enormous political power from Scotland to the Sahara. Four hundred years later this mighty empire was falling apart in the face of successive problems that the rulers failed to deal with. In this volume, Michael Whitby tackles the fundamental issues (such as the rise of Christianity) that led to the "decline and fall" of the Roman Empire, and offers a reassessment of the performance of the late Roman army.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841763590
(248mm x 170mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 13-Nov-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Examines the 25 key tactics that have achieved victory in battle through the ages. Using case studies from conflicts around the globe, on land, at sea and in the air, and across history, this demonstrates how certain tactical concepts have stood the test of time, employed in different circumstances and by different commanders.
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Second volume of a systematic and up-to-date account of Roman warfare from the Late Republic to Justinian.
Cambridge History of Greek and Roman Warfare: Volume 1, Greece, The Hellenistic World and the Rise of Rome, Hardback (December 2007)» View all books by Michael Whitby
First volume of a systematic and up-to-date account of warfare from Archaic Greece to Republican Rome.
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Author Biography - Michael Whitby
Michael Whitby is Professor of Classics and Ancient History at Warwick. He is the author of The Emperor Maurice and his Historian, Theophylact Simocatta on Persian and Balkan Warfare (1988) and is co-editor of the forthcoming 'Cambridge History of Ancient Warfare' (2003/04). He is currently working on a study of Warfare and Society in the later Roman world.
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