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    DescriptionIn the early third century AD the Roman Empire was a force to be reckoned with, controlling vast territories and wielding enormous political power from Scotland to the Sahara. Four hundred years later this mighty empire was falling apart in the face of successive problems that the rulers failed to deal with. In this volume, Michael Whitby tackles the fundamental issues (such as the rise of Christianity) that led to the "decline and fall" of the Roman Empire, and offers a reassessment of the performance of the late Roman army.


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    Title
    Rome at War AD 229-696
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Whitby
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 95
    Width: 170 mm
    Height: 248 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 335 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781841763590
    ISBN 10: 1841763594
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: JPQ
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DST
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLC, HBLA, JWL
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D, 3F
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    B&T General Subject: 431
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    B&T Approval Code: A44091000
    DC22: 937/.08, 937.08
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 3F, 1QDAR, 1DST
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DG311 .W45 2002
    Thema V1.0: NHD, JWL, NHC, JPQ, NHDJ
    Illustrations note
    b/w figs and pls, col illus and maps
    Publisher
    Osprey Publishing
    Imprint name
    Osprey Publishing
    Publication date
    15 November 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Osprey
    Author Information
    Michael Whitby is Professor of Classics and Ancient History at Warwick. He is the author of The Emperor Maurice and his Historian, Theophylact Simocatta on Persian and Balkan Warfare (1988) and is co-editor of the forthcoming 'Cambridge History of Ancient Warfare' (2003/04). He is currently working on a study of Warfare and Society in the later Roman world.
    Review quote
    "I am most favorably impressed by the Essential Histories series on the American Civil War. Written by four of the best historians of the military course of the war, these volumes provide a lucid and concise narrative of the campaigns in both the Eastern and Western theaters as well as penetrating analyses of strategies and leadership. Ideal for classroom use or fireside reading."
    Table of contents
    Introduction and Chronology - Background to war - Warring sides - Outbreak - The Fighting - Portrait of a soldier - World around war - Portrait of a civilian - How the war ended - Conclusion and consequences