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    DescriptionBoth welcome and useful. (...) This is a narrative history as well as a focused study of the development of the ships, officers, and crews and the overall naval establishment. Recommended. CHOICE This publication represents the first true examination of the Roman Navy as an independent arm of the military. Though many may perceive the Roman Empire as a primarily land-based organisation, an empire forged by the formidable legions of infantry, the truth is that it was as much a maritime empire as that of the British in the nineteenth century, and in fact the Roman Navy was the most powerful maritime force ever to have existed. It secured the trade routes and maintained the communications that allowed the Roman Empire to exist; and it brought previously untouchable and unreachable enemies to battle and enabled the expansion of Imperial power into areas thought hitherto inaccessible. This book, featuring detailed reconstructions of the ships themselves, provides an engaging survey of the craft, their crewmen, and the navy's major contribution to the Empire's growth.

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    The Navies of Rome
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Pitassi
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 172 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 939 g
    ISBN 13: 9781843836001
    ISBN 10: 1843836009

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: JWF, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    LC classification: D
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    BIC subject category V2: HBLC1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020, HIS037010
    Abridged Dewey: 909
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027150
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    DC22: 359.00937
    Thema V1.0: NHC, JWCK
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    10 colour illustrations, 24 black & white line drawings
    Boydell & Brewer Ltd
    Imprint name
    The Boydell Press
    Publication date
    23 June 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Review quote
    (There is an) enormous amount of material contained in this excellent work by Michael Pitassi, which for the first time seeks to examine all aspects of the much neglected subject of Roman naval power. (It is) an academically very rigorous work of considerable substance written for both professional scholars and for those who are approaching the subject for the first time. It deserves to be on the shelves of all those with a passion for ancient naval warfare. JOURNAL OF MEDITERRANEAN STUDIES The first comprehensive history of Roman fleets from their inception to the end of the Roman empire in the West. (...) An interesting and handy overview of military Rome on sea and river. ANCIENT WARFARE