Rome and Her Enemies: An Empire Created and Destroyed by War

Rome and Her Enemies: An Empire Created and Destroyed by War

Hardback General Military

Edited by Jane Penrose

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  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
  • Format: Hardback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 254mm x 28mm | 1,315g
  • Publication date: 11 October 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Osprey
  • ISBN 10: 1841769320
  • ISBN 13: 9781841769325
  • Illustrations note: 200 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 757,692

Product description

Spanning over a thousand years and an immense geographical area, the Roman Empire was the greatest in world history. At its most powerful, the Empire cast a shadow across the known world, and its legacy continues to influence politics, art and culture around the world today. Rome's power was won on the battlefield, and the greatness of the Empire is reflected in the warlike reputations of the enemies it subdued. Hannibal, the Carthaginians, Mithridates, the Gauls, the Sassanid Persians and the infamous Goths are amongst the forces that battled the might of Rome. "Rome and Her Enemies" juxtaposes the society and military structure of each of these peoples with those of the contemporary Roman army. Divided into four chronological sections focusing on major wars and battles, the book is lavishly illustrated throughout, and colour photographs, artwork and maps support the text to provide a comprehensive introduction to the rise and fall of an empire created and destroyed by war.

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Author information

An Oxford history graduate, Jane Penrose has published historical books for 10 years. She recently edited the highly acclaimed D-Day Companion for Osprey Publishing. Jane lives and works in Norfolk, England

Review quote

"This is a compendium of previous Osprey titles from the Campaign, Men-at-Arms, Warrior, Elite, Fortress, Essential Histories and New Vanguard series. It covers the whole field of Roman warfare from 753 BC to 500 AD and is copiously illustrated... Highly recommended!" -John Prigent, "Internet Modeler" (March 2008)

Table of contents

Introduction * Early Republic * Late Republic * Early Empire * Late Empire * Glossary * Bibliography * Index