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    Exploratio: Military and Political Intelligence in the Roman World from the Second Punic War to the Battle of Adrianople (Paperback) By (author) N. J. E. Austin, By (author) N. B. Rankov

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    DescriptionExploratio is the first ever survey of Roman military and civil intelligence. The authors examine in detail the operation and gradual development of Roman intelligence-gathering from shaky beginnings to a high level of excellence. They identify who gathered it, and for whom. This study shows the effects of intelligence on policy formation at various levels from the purely local through to the global. The consequences of various instances of the mishandling of information are uncovered. Austin and Rankov also demonstrate that intelligence gathering was not necessarily directed from Rome, but had for practical reasons to be carried out and processed on the frontiers themselves. Exploratio is important reading for all students and teachers of Roman history. It will also appeal to those with a general interest in military or diplomatic history.


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    Title
    Exploratio
    Subtitle
    Military and Political Intelligence in the Roman World from the Second Punic War to the Battle of Adrianople
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) N. J. E. Austin, By (author) N. B. Rankov
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415183017
    ISBN 10: 0415183014
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: JPSH
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    BIC subject category V2: JWKF
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY, CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    B&T General Subject: 650
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    Abridged Dewey: 327
    BISAC V2.8: POL012000
    B&T Approval Code: A44403060
    LC classification: JZ
    DC22: 355.3
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    DC21: 327.120937
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    Thema V1.0: JPSH, NHD, NHC, JWKF
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    18 line figures, 11 b&w photographs, notes, bibliography, index
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    01 May 1998
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Review quote
    "Austin and Rankov have done an admirable job in filling a serious gap in the study of Roman history: a comprehensive study of how Roman intelligence worked."-"Bryn Mawr Classical Review
    Table of contents
    List of Figures List of Plates Preface Abbreviations 1. Introduction: The Other Side of the Hill 2. The Hostile Horizon: Strategic Intelligence 3. Making Contact: Tactical Intelligence 4. Groping towards Empire: The Republic 5. The View from Rome: The Emperor's Perspective 6. Facing Facts: The Governor and his Officium 7. The Watch on the Frontier: The Governor's Perspective 8. Bridging the Gap: Emperors on the Frontiers 9. Hierarchies of Intelligence: The Fourth Century 10: Full Cycle: The Development of Roman Intelligence Notes Bibliography General Index Index of Sources.