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The Resource Rome & the sword : how warriors & weapons shaped Roman history, Simon James

Rome & the sword : how warriors & weapons shaped Roman history, Simon James

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Rome & the sword : how warriors & weapons shaped Roman history
Title
Rome & the sword
Title remainder
how warriors & weapons shaped Roman history
Statement of responsibility
Simon James
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The 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. This is a study of Roman history and ancient military technology.
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1957-
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James, Simon
Dewey number
355.00937
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
U35
LC item number
.J36 2011
Literary form
non fiction
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  • European history
  • Ancient history
  • Ancient Rome
  • BCE period - Protohistory
  • Military history
  • Rome
  • Rome
  • Soldiers
  • Military art and science
  • Warfare and Defence
Summary expansion
Simon James provides a striking new perspective on Roman history by focusing on the soldiers and their actions. Rome's soldiers were less sentinels of civilization than enforcers for aristocrats and autocrats against foreign foes and internal dissent. They were brutal and unruly, prone to mutiny and rebellion. How, then, to account for their sustained success and their eventual failure Rome's dominion was achieved through soldiers' ferocity and excellent weaponry, but to maintain it the conquered were integrated, as diplomacy accompanied the threat of the sword. Millions of allies and subjects became Romans themselves through military service. Nevertheless, the aggression of Rome's soldiers precipitated the creation of a new Sasanian superpower in Iran and great barbarian confederations in the North
Label
Rome & the sword : how warriors & weapons shaped Roman history, Simon James
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
BDZ0012805312
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
328 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780500251829
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2011922630
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
Label
Rome & the sword : how warriors & weapons shaped Roman history, Simon James
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
BDZ0012805312
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
328 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780500251829
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2011922630
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps

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