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    DescriptionIn September AD 9 half of Rome's Western army was ambushed in a German forest. Three legions, comprising some 25,000 men under the Roman general Varus, were wiped out by an army of Germanic tribes under the leadership of Arminius. The defeat dealt a severe blow to the Empire's imperial pretensions; no other battle had stopped the Roman Empire in its tracks. Although the battle was avenged, further Roman efforts to conquer Germany met with limited success and the Teutoburg defeat became imbued with superstition. For the Germans, on the other hand, their victory became a symbol of nationalism. Drawing on new archaeological evidence and primary sources, this is the first book to give a full account of this hugely significant battle, bringing to life the battle itself, the historical background, the personalities involved and the implications of defeat.


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    Title
    Rome's Greatest Defeat
    Subtitle
    Massacre in the Teutoburg Forest
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Adrian Murdoch
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 440 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780750940160
    ISBN 10: 0750940166
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: JWLF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DFG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY, CULT/GERMNY, CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    BISAC V2.8: HIS014000, HIS002020, HIS027130
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 936.3/02, 936.302
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    LC classification: DD123 .M87 2008
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC, JWLF
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DFG, 1QBAR
    Illustrations note
    16 black and white illustrations
    Publisher
    The History Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    Sutton Publishing Ltd
    Publication date
    01 March 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Stroud
    Author Information
    ADRIAN MURDOCH is a journalist and historian who was educated in Scotland and at The Queen's College, Oxford. Previous books include The Last Pagan (Sutton 2003) a biography of Julian the Apostate and The Last Roman (Sutton 2006) a history of Romulus Augustulus and the collapse of the western Roman empire. Adrian lives in Scotland and is available for events.