Handbook to Roman Legionary Fortresses

Handbook to Roman Legionary Fortresses


By (author) M. C. Bishop

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  • Publisher: Pen & Sword Military
  • Format: Hardback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 180mm x 244mm x 28mm | 798g
  • Publication date: 19 March 2013
  • Publication City/Country: South Yorkshire
  • ISBN 10: 1848841388
  • ISBN 13: 9781848841383
  • Illustrations note: b/w illus, col pls
  • Sales rank: 405,834

Product description

Mike Bishop here provides a handy reference guide to every securely identified Roman legionary fortress. An introductory section details the main building types, the development of fortress plans and construction, their defences and infrastructure. The main body of the book, however, comprises the gazetteer, detailing the fortresses' location, dimensions, construction history, garrisoning, and bibliography, the majority illustrated with a site plan.

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The author of this impressive book, Dr Mike Bishop, is a respected freelance archaeologist, writer and publisher specialising in Roman militaria. The Handbook is a reference guide to 103 legionary fortresses scattered around the frontiers of the Roman Empire, 11 of them in Britain. The bulk of this minutely researched volume consists of detailed plans, measurements and geographical data of each fortress with literary references. A number of large colour photographs, mostly taken by the author and his collaborator Jonathon Coulston, complement the descriptions. There are informative appendices including a timeline of legionary movements, and an exhaustive bibliography, and the book is linked to a website containing further detailed information and maps. The Handbook would be an asset to any serious library of Roman studies. - The Friends of Fishbourne Roman Palace This is a reference guide to Roman legionary fortresses throughout the Roman Empire, of which approximately eighty-five have been located and identified. Some have been explored in great detail, others are barely known, but this book brings together for the first time the legionary fortresses of the whole empire. www.academia.edu