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    DescriptionThis detailed examination of the way in which the Roman army operated during a war and how it fought a battle breaks away from existing studies, which mostly concentrate on the army in peacetime, and attempts to understand the army as an institution whose ultimate purpose was to wage war. Adrian Goldsworthy explores the influence to the Roman army's organization on its behaviour during a campaign, emphasizing its great flexibility in comparison to most of its opponents. He considers the factors determining the result of a conflict and proposes, contrary to orthodox opinion, that the Roman army was able to adapt successfully to any type of warfare. Following the technique pioneered by John Keegan in The Face of Battle (1976), Dr Goldsworthy builds up a precise picture of what happened during battle: tactics employed, weaponry, leadership, behaviour of individuals as well as groups of soldiers, and, of utmost importance, morale.


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    Title
    The Roman Army at War, 100 BC-AD 200
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Adrian Keith Goldsworthy
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 326
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 215 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 409 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780198150909
    ISBN 10: 0198150903
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
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    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: JWD
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JWM
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
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    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27470
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    DC22: 937
    B&T Approval Code: A44253000
    DC21: 355.00937
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027130
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027060
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC, JWM, JWCD
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    line figures, maps
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Clarendon Press
    Publication date
    03 September 1998
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Review quote
    Meticulously researched and well written, it addresses every aspect of the army as a fighting force. The Roman Army at War falls into that most welcome category of books with proper footnotes ... The whole package is wrapped up with a refreshingly comprehensive bibliography ... the work he has compiled will keep this reviewer quite satisfied for the foreseeable future. Duncan B. Campbell, Britannia He has written a book about the realities of warfare in the early Empire and we should be truly grateful. Hugh Elton, Trinity College, Hartford, CT, Journal of Roman Studies The book does what it sets out to do, namely, it emphasizes the inherent flexibility of the Roman legion. Bryn Mawr Classical Review useful study ... the attempt to refocus the discussion of the Roman army along the lines of actual (and not idealized) warfare is welcome and largely successful. Loren J. Samons II, Religious Studies Review