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Read online Roman Warfare.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Roman Warfare The Romans built perhaps the greatest empire of all time forged with an unequaled skill in warfare Accompany these unparalleled troops from the conquest of Italy thru to world conquest Watch as defeated armies became allies amp future Roman soldiers Consider the irony of extreme brutality amp repression leading to peace amp prosperity All the techniques amp the organization of this amazingly advanced fighting force come into focus from the emphasis on drills to its superior technology amp complex bureaucracy by Adrian Goldsworthy, John Keegan

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Roman Warfare
Title:Roman Warfare
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Category:history, military-history, ancient-history, non-fiction, military
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An impressive new historian of Roman warfare highly praised by John Keegan has written a thoroughly engrossing account of the greatest conflict of antiquity It will grab the attention of military buffs and general readers alike The struggle for supremacy between Rome and Carthage encompassed the First B C and Second B C Punic Wars both sides suffered casualties exceeding that of any war fought before the modern era Its outcome had far reaching consequences for the Western world too as it led to the ascendancy of Rome In grand narrative style follow the fighting on land and sea the terrible pitched battles and such generals as Hannibal Fabius Maximus and Scipio Aemilianus who finally drove Carthage into the ground A Main Selection of the History Book Club br, 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 br br br 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 br br br Drawing on archaeology ancient art and original documentary sources this book presents the most convincing history ever published of the Roman army, In AD the Roman Empire seemed unassailable its vast territory accounting for most of the known world By the end of the fifth century Roman rule had vanished in western Europe and much of northern Africa and only a shrunken Eastern Empire remained In his account of the fall of the Roman Empire prizewinning author Adrian Goldsworthy examines the painful centuries of the superpower s decline Bringing history to life through the stories of the men women heroes and villains involved the author uncovers surprising lessons about the rise and fall of great nations br br This was a period of remarkable personalities from the philosopher emperor Marcus Aurelius to emperors like Diocletian who portrayed themselves as tough even brutal soldiers It was a time of revolutionary ideas especially in religion as Christianity went from persecuted sect to the religion of state and emperors Goldsworthy pays particular attention to the willingness of Roman soldiers to fight and kill each other Ultimately this is the story of how an empire without a serious rival rotted from within its rulers and institutions putting short term ambition and personal survival over the wider good of the state, The Romans built perhaps the greatest empire of all time forged with an unequaled skill in warfare Accompany these unparalleled troops from the conquest of Italy thru to world conquest Watch as defeated armies became allies amp future Roman soldiers Consider the irony of extreme brutality amp repression leading to peace amp prosperity All the techniques amp the organization of this amazingly advanced fighting force come into focus from the emphasis on drills to its superior technology amp complex bureaucracy