Roman Barbarian Wars: The Era of Roman Conquest

Innbundet / 2014 / Engelsk

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9781473823884
Publisert
2014
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Pen & Sword Military
Aldersnivå
01, G
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Engelsk
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240
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234 mm
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156 mm
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Roman Barbarian Wars: The Era of Roman Conquest

Innbundet / 2014 / Engelsk
The history of the 'barbarian' peoples of Europe is filled with dramatic wars and migrations along with charismatic and often farsighted leaders. Inevitably, their greatest challenge was their struggle with the renowned military might of Rome. Even when outnumbered and faced by better equipped and trained Roman legions, the barbarians could inflict devastating defeats upon Rome. Though sometimes fickle in battle, the barbarian warrior was capable of reckless bravery. The Romans themselves admired the size and strength of the barbarians, which, combined with a life of hardship and intertribal warfare, made them dangerous opponents This book, however, is as much about Rome as it is about its tribal foes. Ludwig Dyck begins with the foundation of the city of Rome and follows her growth into a martial empire, complete with its pageantry and glory, its genius, its brutality and its arrogance. All this is told in a fast-paced, accessible narrative style.'Dyck has produced an engaging, well-written book that not only discusses the campaigns and leaders of the period, but also gives a detailed look at tactics, clothing and weapons as well. It is popular history at its best.' - Military Heritage Magazine 'Dyck's details of ancient battles and the people involved provide as much sword-slashing excitement as any fictional account.' - Kirkus Reviews 'Dyck has provided us with one of the few accounts of this period available to the general reader...the book is well written, researched and organized, and, above all, highly informative.' - Military History Magazine 'the writing is colourful and the focus is on a brisk narrative of the various campaigns.' - Ancient Warfare Magazine
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Covers Rome's centuries-long struggles with the tribal people of Europe - Celts, Germans and Iberians. Clear, accessible, fast-paced narrative of the campaigns and battles.
"...goes into great detail...vivid prose makes for a gripping read. The reader can savor the chapters in stand alone fashion because of the way they cover different topics...delivers on its promise to give the reader the big picture view of the conflicts between Rome and its barbarian foes."--Military Heritage"Ludwig Dyck has put together a great book that summarizes pieces of Roman military history that are often not mentioned or difficult to find sources for... ... I found some interesting insight on some of the lesser discussed Barbarian wars, and I enjoyed reading about the famous story of Juno's Geese saving Rome in chapter two, as well as the iconic quote "Woe to the Vanquished" in that same chapter. Overall it is an entertaining read, great for those wishing to cover some gaps in their knowledge of Republican Rome without pushing hrough a 1,000-page epic."--War History Online"This history is written in an accessible narrative for general readers and history buffs and includes recreated historical scenarios based on primary and secondary sources and archaeology. The book chronicles the battles and wars of the Roman barbarian age over the course of 400 years, such as the Gallic Wars and Cimbri Wars. The book describes the origins, cultures, leaders, and fighting methods of the 'barbarian' tribal peoples of Europe, including the Celts, Germans, Gauls, Ligurians, and Iberians. The art program offers color photos of sculpture and art, plus color illustrations and b&w maps."--ProtoView
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Ludwig Heinrich Dyck's long-standing interest in history began with his majoring in history at the University of British Columbia. Since then, Ludwig has written numerous articles for popular history magazines. Besides history, Ludwig has many diverse interests. He loves playing his guitar and makes time for regular physical exercise. He has a deep affection for nature and, when he can find time, enjoys camping and hiking. His wanderlust has led him to many places around the world but home is in British Columbia, Canada.
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Produktdetaljer

ISBN13
9781473823884
Publisert
2014
Utgiver
Vendor
Pen & Sword Military
Aldersnivå
01, G
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Innbundet
Sider
240
Høyde
234 mm
Bredde
156 mm
Se alle
Forfatter