Rome and Her Enemies: An Empire Created and Destroyed by War

Rome and Her Enemies: An Empire Created and Destroyed by War

by Jane Penrose
     
 

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Spanning over a thousand years and an immense geographical area, the Roman Empire was the greatest in world history. At its most powerful, the Empire cast a shadow across the known world, and its legacy continues to influence politics, art and culture around the world today. Rome's power was won on the battlefield, and the greatness of the Empire is reflected in the…  See more details below

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Spanning over a thousand years and an immense geographical area, the Roman Empire was the greatest in world history. At its most powerful, the Empire cast a shadow across the known world, and its legacy continues to influence politics, art and culture around the world today. Rome's power was won on the battlefield, and the greatness of the Empire is reflected in the warlike reputations of the enemies it subdued. Hannibal and the Carthaginians, Mithridates, the Gauls, the Sassanid Persians and the infamous Gothsand Huns are amongst the forces that battled the might of Rome. Rome and Her Enemies juxtaposes the society and military structure of each of these peoples with those of the contemporary Roman army. It is divided into four chronological sections focusing on all the major wars and battles. It is lavishly illustrated throughout, and color photographs, artwork and maps support the text to provide a comprehensive introduction to the rise and fall of an empire created and destroyed by war.

Introduction by Tom Holland, bestselling author of "Persian Fire" and "Rubicon".

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From the Publisher

“This is a compendium of previous Osprey titles from the Campaign, Men-at-Arms, Warrior, Elite, Fortress, Essential Histories and New Vanguard series. It covers the whole field of Roman warfare from 753 BC to 500 AD and is copiously illustrated... Highly recommended!” —John Prigent, Internet Modeler (March 2008)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781846033360
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
02/19/2008
Series:
General Military Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 10.92(h) x 0.92(d)

Meet the Author

An Oxford history graduate, Jane Penrose has published historical books for 10 years. She recently edited the highly acclaimed D-Day companion for Osprey Publishing. Jane lives and works in Norfolk, England.

Foreword
Educated at Cambridge and Oxford, Tom Holland is an acclaimed author of both fiction and non-fiction, who has written widely on the ancient world. He has adapted Homer, Herodotus, Thucydides and Virgil for BBC Radio, and is the author of Rubicon: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Roman Republic (2003), praised by A. N. Wilson as 'A brilliant and completely absorbing study', and Persian Fire: The First World Empire and the battle for the West (2006). The author lives in Norfolk, UK.

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