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Army of the Roman Emperors

Army of the Roman Emperors

Fischer, Thomas
Bishop, M. C.

Hardcover

Ancient RomeGeneral Military HistoryWeaponry & Vehicles

Publisher Price: $45.00

ISBN10: 1612008100
ISBN13: 9781612008103
Publisher: Casemate
Published: Oct 16 2019
Pages: 464
Weight: 4.20
Height: 1.20 Width: 8.70 Depth: 11.10
Language: English
This new work excels in presenting the archaeological evidence that is critical to a complete understanding of Rome's military might. - Booklist

Compared to modern standard, the Roman army of the imperial era was surprisingly small. However, when assessed in terms of their various tasks, they by far outstrip modern armies - acting not only as an armed power of the state in external and internal conflicts, but also carrying out functions which nowadays are performed by police, local government, customs and tax authorities, as well as constructing roads, ships, and buildings.

With this opulent volume, Thomas Fischer presents a comprehensive and unique exploration of the Roman military of the imperial era. With over 600 illustrations, the costumes, weapons and equipment of the Roman army are explored in detail using archaeological finds dating from the late Republic to Late Antiquity, and from all over the Roman Empire. The buildings and fortifications associated with the Roman army are also discussed. By comparing conflicts, border security, weaponry and artifacts, the development of the army through time is traced.

This work is intended for experts as well as to readers with a general interest in Roman history. It is also a treasure-trove for reenactment groups, as it puts many common perceptions of the weaponry, equipment and dress of the Roman army to the test.

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