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    DescriptionThis book follows the Roman Army from the first armed citizens of the early Republic through the glorious heights of the Imperial legions to the shameful defeats inflicted upon the late Roman army by the Goths and Huns. Tracing the development of tactics, equipment and training, this book will give the reader an accessible yet detailed insight into the military force that enabled Rome to become the greatest empire the world has ever seen. Each of the four historical sections will focus on the changes in the army, but will also look at the talented men who transformed and led the army, such as Scipio Africanus, Caesar and Marcus Aurelius, and the momentous battles fought, including Cannae, Pharsalus, and Adrianople. This book describes the organisation of the forces, equipment and weaponry, uniforms, and development in tactics and warfare of the Roman Army.


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    Title
    The Roman Army
    Subtitle
    The Greatest War Machine of the Ancient World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Chris McNab
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 194 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 1,102 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781849081627
    ISBN 10: 184908162X
    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: HBW
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY, CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17470
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    DC22: 355.00937
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A44091000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    LC classification: U35 .R647 2010
    Thema V1.0: NHW, NHC, JWCD
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAR
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (chiefly col.)
    Publisher
    Osprey Publishing
    Imprint name
    Osprey Publishing
    Publication date
    22 June 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Osprey
    Author Information
    Chris McNab is an author and editor. To date he has published over 25 books, including Twentieth Century Small Arms (2001), Gunfighters -The Outlaws and their weapons (2005, contributing editor), The Personal Security Handbook (2003), The Encyclopedia of Combat Techniques (2002) and The Illustrated History of the Vietnam War (2000). He is the co-author of Tools of Violence (2008) and has recently completed Deadly Force (2009) and A History of the World in 100 Weapons (2011), all for Osprey. Chris has also written extensively for major encyclopedia series, including African-American Biographies (2006), USA 1950s (2006) and Reformation, Exploration and Empire (2005), and has contributed to The Times on the war in Iraq. "From the Trade Paperback edition."
    Review quote
    "As with all of Osprey's books, this one is full of detailed drawing and maps to enable the reader to easily follow the army's progress from its humble birth to its transformation into the stuff of legend." - "Military Heritage", December 2010"This book is a must for anyone interested in ancient history. And, best of all, while the original hardcover copy was reviewed here, an even cheaper paperback edition was released in 2012!"- "Toy Soldier & Model Figure "(May 2013)