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    DescriptionDuring late antiquity the Roman empire faced serious threats from the peoples to the east and to the north. This book is concerned with the role played by information and intelligence in the empire's relations with these peoples, how well-informed about them the empire was, and how such information was acquired. It deals with an important facet of late Roman history which has not previously received systematic treatment, and does so in a wide-ranging manner which relates the military/diplomatic history to its broader social/cultural and economic context.


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    Title
    Information and Frontiers
    Subtitle
    Roman Foreign Relations in Late Antiquity
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) A. D. Lee
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 236
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 399 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521028257
    ISBN 10: 0521028256
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    LC classification: D
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3B
    Abridged Dewey: 940
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15520
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000, HIS002020
    DC22: 937
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    DC22: 327.37009015
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DG312 .L44 2006
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    02 November 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Table of contents
    Preface; Chronological list of selected Roman emperors (early third to early seventh century); Chronolocial list of Sasanian kings (2205-628); Maps; List of abbreviations; Introduction; Part I. Contexts: 1. The protagonists; 2. At the interface: the frontier regions; Part II. Information and Uncertainty: 3. Background knowledge and assumptions; 4. Strategic intelligence; Part III. Sources of Information: 5. Diffusion of information; 6. Information-gathering; Select bibliography; Index of sources; General index.