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    DescriptionThe image of the Roman legionary is as familiar today as it was to the citizens - and enemies - of the vast Roman Empire two thousand years ago. This book goes beyond the stereotypes found in popular culture to examine 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 work provides a detailed insight into the military force that enable Rome to become the greatest empire the world has ever seen. As well as describing the changes in the army over the centuries, "The Roman Army" also sheds light on the talented men who led these soldiers in battle and the momentous battles fought, including Cannae, Pharsalus and Adrianople. Illustrated with detailed maps, artwork and photographs, this volume provides a complete reference to the Roman Army from the 8th century BC to the period after the fall of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century AD.


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    Title
    The Roman Army
    Subtitle
    The Greatest War Machine of the Ancient World
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Chris McNab
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 280
    Width: 191 mm
    Height: 241 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 962 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781849088138
    ISBN 10: 1849088136
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: JWD
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBW
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27470
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020, HIS030000
    DC22: 355.00937
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A44091000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    DC23: 355.00937
    LC classification: U35 .R647 2012
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC, NHWA, JWCD
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3C
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAR
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (chiefly col.)
    Publisher
    Osprey Publishing
    Imprint name
    Osprey Publishing
    Publication date
    22 May 2012
    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.
    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) "From the Hardcover edition."