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    Roman Auxiliary Forts (Fortress) (Paperback) By (author) Duncan B. Campbell, Illustrated by Brian Delf

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    DescriptionWith the vast expansion of the Roman Empire came a need for more and more fortifications to defend it. The borders of the Empire stretched through wildly different terrains which demanded a huge variety of different fortifications, depending on the local conditions and the threats faced by the different areas. The adoption of local troops (auxiliaries) and local building techniques at key strategic points on the outskirts of the empire led to an intriguing mix of strong Roman structure with unique culturally diverse elements. Describing the development of these hugely varied defensive systems, Duncan Campbell delves into the operation and social history behind the fortifications.With detailed colour artwork and maps, he traces their history through the Batavian Revolt of the 1st century AD, which saw auxiliary units scattered far from their native regions, until the decline of the late 3rd and 4th centuries placed their fortifications in an increasingly pressurized and eventually untenable position.


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    Title
    Roman Auxiliary Forts
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Duncan B. Campbell, Illustrated by Brian Delf
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 64
    Width: 180 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781846033803
    ISBN 10: 1846033802
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HBW, AMKL, JWT
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY, CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27470
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    DC22: 937.06
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A44091000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000, HIS027060
    DC22: 623.1937
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: UG428 .C36 2009
    Thema V1.0: NHC, JWT, NHWA, AMKL
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3C
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAR
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (chiefly col.)
    Publisher
    Osprey Publishing
    Imprint name
    Osprey Publishing
    Publication date
    19 May 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Osprey
    Author Information
    Dr Duncan B Campbell is a specialist in ancient Greek and Roman warfare. He published his first paper in 1984, as an undergraduate at Glasgow University, and produced a complete re-assessment of Roman siegecraft for his Ph.D. His work has appeared in several international journals. He lives near the Antonine Wall in Scotland with his wife and son.
    Review quote
    "All of this is superbly illustrated by photographs of the sites as they appear today as well as the excellent illustrations of Brian Delf, whose work allows us a look at these places as photos of the ruins cannot easily portray. In all, a fine addition to the Fortress series and a book that I believe you will find interesting." - Scott Van Aken, "Modeling Madness" (September 2009)