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    DescriptionThe Praetorian Guard of Imperial Rome was the power behind the throne, with the ability to make or break an emperor. As the main body of troops in Rome, they were the emperor's instrument to discourage plotting and rebellion and to crush unrest. The emperor's most immediate line of defence, they could also be his most deadly enemies. This book details the organization, dress and history of the Praetorian Guard from the time of the late Republic to the Guard's effective destruction at the battle of Milvian Bridge in AD 312. Numerous illustrations vividly depict the uniforms and weaponry of this elite fighting unit.


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    Title
    The Praetorian Guard
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Boris Rankov, Illustrated by Richard Hook
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 64
    Width: 191 mm
    Height: 241 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781855323612
    ISBN 10: 1855323613
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: JWD
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JWH
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27470
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020, TEC025000
    B&T Approval Code: A44253500
    DC22: 356
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    DC22: 355.3/1/0937
    LC classification: UC465.R83 R36 1994
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: UC465.R83R
    DC20: 355.310937
    Thema V1.0: JWCS, JWCD
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAR
    Illustrations note
    62ill.(12col.).
    Publisher
    Osprey Publishing
    Imprint name
    Osprey Publishing
    Publication date
    27 January 1994
    Publication City/Country
    Osprey
    Author Information
    Dr Boris Rankov was born in 1954 and studied Classics and Ancient History at Oxford, where he also wrote his doctoral thesis on Roman military staff officers. He has held a Research Fellowship at Oxford and lectureships in the United States and Western Australia. While at Oxford, he rowed in six winning Boat Race crews and has, since 1988, been one of the rowing masters on the reconstructed Greek trireme Olympias. He is joint author of a forthcoming study on Roman military intelliegence, and is currently Lecturer in Ancient History at Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, University of London.