Roman Empire at War: A Compendium of Battles from 31 B.C. to A.D. 565 (Paperback)

Roman Empire at War: A Compendium of Battles from 31 B.C. to A.D. 565 By Don Taylor Cover Image
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In a single volume, Roman Empire at War catalogs and offers a brief description of every significant battle fought by the Roman Empire from Augustus to Justinian I (and most of the minor ones too). The information in each entry is drawn exclusively from Ancient, Late Antique, and Early Medieval texts, in order to offer a brief description of each battle based solely on the information provided by the earliest surviving sources which chronicle the event. This approach provides the reader a concise foundation of information to which they can then confidently apply later scholarly interpretation presented in secondary sources in order to achieve a more accurate understanding of the most likely battlefield scenario.

In writing the battle descriptions, the author has not sought to analyze the evidence contained in the surviving accounts, nor embellish them beyond that which was necessary to provide clarity to the modern reader. He allows the original writers to speak for themselves, presenting the reader with a succinct version of what the ancient chroniclers tell us of these dramatic events. It is an excellent first-stop reference to the many battles of the Roman Empire.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781399085205
ISBN-10: 1399085204
Publisher: Pen & Sword Military
Publication Date: April 29th, 2022
Pages: 224
Language: English