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    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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    Title
    A Companion to the Roman Army
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Paul Erdkamp
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 600
    Width: 177 mm
    Height: 248 mm
    Thickness: 40 mm
    Weight: 1,218 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781405121538
    ISBN 10: 140512153X
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    LC classification: U35 .C648 2007
    Publisher
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
    Publication date
    19 March 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Chicester
    Author Information
    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).
    Review quote
    “This book, another in the burgeoning special series from Blackwell Publishing, is an unqualified success. Rather than a simple assemblage of vaguely related, overspecialized academic papers, it is truly what its title promises--a companion." (Michigan War Studies, May 2010) "This book is a valuable work for the reference shelf and a bible for military buffs." (Greece & Rome, 2008) “This volume is another in the growing range of period- or topic-focused Companions to the Ancient World published by Blackwell. The Roman army, as a central institution and influence in so many aspects of Roman imperial history, is an obvious subject for such a volume. Like other volumes in the series, this one boasts an impressive range of international authors, and the scholarship is of a very high order." (New England Classical Journal, February 2009) “It is no easy task to commission and co-ordinate 29 separate contributions, and the editor's energy in doing so should be recognized. The volume will happily sit on an academic bookshelf … as a handy compendium of the views of the individual authors." (Bryn Mawr Classical Review, October 2008) “The most extensive and likely best researched overview on the Roman army that is currently available." (Ancient Warfare) "Highly readable, informative, and up-to-date survey…The book constitutes an outstanding resource for many topics concerning the Roman army…there is much to interest laymen…and scholars alike." (Choice) "It is particularly valuable in providing up-to-date accounts of the army's manifold aspect and the bibliographies to support them." (Scholia Reviews)
    Table of contents
    List of Figures Notes on Contributors Introduction Part I: Early Rome: 1. Warfare and the Army in Early Rome: John Rich (University of Nottingham). 2. The Army and Centuriate Organization in Early Rome: Gary Forsythe (University of Lubbock). Part II: Mid and Late Republic: A. Battle, Tactices, and Legionary Structure. 3. Army and Battle During the Conquest of Italy (350-264 BC): Louis Rawlings (Cardiff University). 4. The Age of Overseas Expansion (264-146 BC): Dexter Hoyos (University of Sydney). 5. The Late Republican Army (146-30 BC): Pierre Cagniart (Texas State University at San Marcos). B. The Machinery of War. 6. War and State Formation in the Roman Republic: Paul Erdkamp (University of Leiden). 7. Roman Manpower and Recruitment During the Middle Republic: Luuk de Ligt (University of Leiden). 8. Military Command, Political Power, and the Republican Elite: Nathan Rosenstein (Ohio State University). 9. Colonization, Land Distribution, and Veteran Settlement: Will Broadhead (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). 10. Army and General in the Late Roman Republic: Lukas de Blois (University of Nijmegen). Part III: The Empire (Actium to Adrianople): A. The Structure of the Imperial Army. 11. The Augustan Reform and the Structure of the Imperial Army: Kate Gilliver (University of Wales, Cardiff). 12. Classes. The Evolution of the Roman Imperial Fleets: D. B. Saddington (University of Witwatersrand, South Africa). 13. Battle, Tactics, and the Emergence of the Limites in the West: James Thorne (University of Manchester). 14. The Army and the Limes in the East: Everett L. Wheeler (Duke University). 15. Strategy and Army Structure: Between Septimius Severus and Constantine the Great: Karl Strobel (University of Klagenfurt). B. Military Organization. 16. Military Documents, Languages, and Literacy: Sara Elise Phang (Independent scholar). 17. Finances and Costs of the Roman Army: Peter Herz (University of Regensburg). 18. War- and Peacetime Logistics: Supplying Armies in East and West: Peter Kehne (Leibniz University, Hannover). C. Army, Emporer and Empire. 19. The Roman Army and Propaganda: Olivier Hekster (Radboud University Nijmegen). 20. The Army and the Urban Elite: A Competition for Power: Clifford Ando (University of Chicago). 21. Making Emperors. Imperial Instrument or Independent Force? Anthony R. Birley (Vindolanda Museum). D. Soldiers and Veterans in Society. 22. Military Camps, Canabae and Vici. The archaeological evidence: Norbert Hanel (University of Koln). 23. Marriage, Families, and Survival: demographic aspects: Walter Scheidel (Stanford University). 24. Recruits and Veterans: Gabriele Wesch-Klein (University of Heidelberg). 25. The Religions of the Armies: Oliver Stoll (University of Mainz). Part IV: The Late Roman Empire: 26. Warlords and Landlords: Wolf Liebeschuetz (University of Nottingham). 27. The Foederati: Timo Stickler (Heinrich-Heine University, Dusseldorf). 28. Army and Society in the Late Roman World: A Context for Decline? Michael Whitby (University of Warwick). 29. Army and Battle in the Age of Justinian (527-565): Hugh Elton (Trent University). Index