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Author Name:    LE BOHEC, Yann

Title:   Imperial Roman Army. First American Edition in dustjacket

Publisher:    Hippocrene Books / B. T. Batsford Ltd, New York / London, 1994, ISBN:0781802598 

Seller ID:   115048

LE BOHEC, Yann. The Imperial Roman Army. New York : Hippocrene Books / London : B. T. Batsford Ltd, (1994). First American Edition. Pp (6),7-304,+ 40 pp plates. 8vo, red floth, gilt lettering to spine. "The Emperor Augustus believed that the Roman army occupied a crucial lace at the heart of the empire and it was he who made it a fully professional force. This book looks at the structure and development of the army between the Republic and the Late Empire, examining why the army has always been accorded such a prominentposition in the history of the Roman Empire, and whether that view is just ified. The book is divided into three sections. The author first examines the major divisions of army organization - the legions, the auxiliary units,the fleet - and how the men were recruited. Secondly he looks at what the army did - the training, tactics and strategy. Finally he considers the historical role of the army - how it fitted into Roman society, of which it was only part, and what influence it had economically and politically. In exploring these themes, the author gives equal weight to epigraphic, documentary and archaeology evidence. With tables summarizing detailed information, Yann Le Bohec provides a synthesis of current knowledge of the Roman army from the first to the third century AD, putting it in its context as part ofthe state structure of the Roman Empire." (from the dj). Contents : Part 1 . Organization of the army. 1. The divisions of the army. 2. The men. 3. Recruitment. Part 2. The activities of the army. 4. Training. 5. tactics. 6. Strategy. Part 3. The role of the army in the empire. 7. History of the Roman army. 8. The practical role. 9. Cultural influence. 10. General conclusion. Yann Le Bohec (26 April 1943, Carthage) is a French historian, specializing in ancient Rome, in particular North Africa during Antiquity and military history. ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES MAY BE REQUIRED FOR ORDERS OUTSIDECANADA DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 25.00


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