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    DescriptionThe rise of Rome depended on fearsome military prowess, backed up by an unprecedented willingness to accept conquered enemies into society as Romans. This combination of the sword and the open hand built one of the world's greatest empires. Yet under the emperors the Roman army was far from the monolithic military machine that is generally assumed. The armies (plural) were multi-ethnic, often based far from Italy, and they established a military identity that quickly diverged from that of the civil centre. The soldiers could form well-disciplined fighting units, bearing murderously efficient weapons, but they were also habitually unruly, and could be as dangerous to their own citizens, to their emperors, or to each other, as to their enemies. Simon James brings thirty years study of Roman history and ancient military technology, and a vivid storytelling style, to this groundbreaking new account of how warriors and weapons both forged the Roman Empire and sowed the seeds of its destruction.


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    Title
    Rome and the Sword
    Subtitle
    How Warriors and Weapons Shaped Roman History
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Simon James
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 328
    Width: 162 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 42 mm
    Weight: 839 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780500251829
    ISBN 10: 0500251827
    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: HBJD
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBW
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    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: 15540
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    DC22: 355.00937
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027130
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 1QDAR
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: U35 .J36 2011
    Thema V1.0: NHW, NHD, NHC
    Illustrations note
    116 illustrations, 13 in colour
    Publisher
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Imprint name
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Publication date
    24 October 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Review quote
    [The author is] at his best when he discusses weapons of various types and their development over the long span of Rome's rise to dominance in the Mediterranean and Europe.