Kaiser, Heer Und Gesellschaft in Der Romischen Kaiserzeit

Kaiser, Heer Und Gesellschaft in Der Romischen Kaiserzeit

by Brian Dobson, Werner Eck
     
 

A collection of 25 international papers dedicated to Eric Birley, on the subject of his principal interest, the Roman army. The essays focus on hierarchy and rank within the army and its position within the social and political structure of the empire. The book begins with a discussion of the valued contribution of seasoned volunteers and middle ranking officers

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A collection of 25 international papers dedicated to Eric Birley, on the subject of his principal interest, the Roman army. The essays focus on hierarchy and rank within the army and its position within the social and political structure of the empire. The book begins with a discussion of the valued contribution of seasoned volunteers and middle ranking officers and an assessment of the possibilities for reward and social position on retirement. Other subjects include inexperienced officers, senator generals, military service and Principilaires. The book finally assesses the contribution of the Roman army to the societies of Rome, Spain, Gaul, Germania, Dalmatia, Moesia Superior and Egypt. The meticulously detailed essays vary from broad discussions of the army as a whole to specific studies of individuals drawn from all ranks. Contributors include Lukas de Blois, David J Breeze, Anthony R Birley, Michael Redde, Yann le Bohec, John J Wilkes, Michael P Speidel and Fritz Mitthof. English, German, French, Italian text.

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ISBN-13:
9783515076548
Publisher:
Franz Steiner Verlag Wiesbaden GmbH
Publication date:
12/28/2000
Series:
Heidelberger Althistorische Beitrage und Epigraphische Studien (HABES) Series, #31
Pages:
509

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