Warfare In Roman Europe Ad 350 425

Author : Hugh Elton
ISBN : UOM:39015037428771
Genre : History
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Despite the importance of warfare in the collapse of the Roman Empire, this is the only comprehensive study of the subject available. Hugh Elton discusses the practice of warfare in Europe, from both Roman and barbarian perspectives, in the late fourth and early fifth centuries. He analyzes the military practices and capabilities of the Romans and their northern enemies at political, strategic, operational, and tactical levels, and covers civil wars, sieges, and naval warfare.
Category: History

Rom Und Die Barbaren

Author : Roland Steinacher
ISBN : 9783170251700
Genre : History
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Heruler, Rugier und Gepiden hatten in der Geschichtsschreibung meist nur eine Nebenrolle im Schatten der Goten und Hunnen inne. Zu Unrecht, denn diese drei Völker spielten zwischen dem 3. und dem 6. Jahrhundert auf großen Bühnen: Die drei barbarischen Verbände kämpften mit und gegen die Römer, zogen mit den Hunnen und versuchten schließlich, an der Donau und auf dem Balkan am Rande des Reiches eigene Königreiche zu errichten. Folgt man dieser 'barbarischen' Geschichte, lässt sich die römische Geschichte besser verstehen. Ihr Schicksal bietet aufschlussreiche Einblicke in einen wegweisenden Abschnitt der Entwicklung Europas.
Category: History

Ethnische Identit T Im Entstehungsprozess Des Spanischen Westgotenreiches

Author : Manuel Koch
ISBN : 9783110258516
Genre : History
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In the past the ethnic duality of the Visigoths and the Hispano-Romans has been seen as one of the main characteristics in the formation of the Spanish Visigothic kingdom. This study shows that, instead of an ethnic division of the population, a Gothic identity, which was above all politically defined, was already applied to the entire population in the 6th century, and that overall it had less effect than is generally assumed.
Category: History

Der Kaiser Und Konstantinopel

Author : Rene Pfeilschifter
ISBN : 9783110266887
Genre : History
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How did a Late Roman emperor stay on the throne? His position was always precarious, and in contrast to a modern hereditary monarch he could always lose power or even his life to a usurper. The Eastern emperors resided in Constantinople from 395 to 624 without a break. This book shows how they sought the support of the army, the populace, the clergy and the capital’s elite, how they gained it, and how they sometimes lost it. The result is a new picture of the socio-political system of Constantinople and of the Late Roman Empire in general.
Category: History

Warfare In The Ancient World

Author : Brian Todd Carey
ISBN : 9781783370689
Genre : History
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Warfare in the Ancient World explores how civilizations and cultures made war on the battlefields of the Near East and Europe between the rise of civilization in Mesopotamia in the late fourth millenium BC and the fall of Rome. Through a exploration of twenty-six selected battles, military historian Brian Todd Carey surveys the changing tactical relationships between the four weapon systems - heavy and light infantry and hevay and light cavalry - focusing on how shock and missile combat evolved from tentative beginnings in the Bronze Age to the highly developed military organization created by the Romans. The art of warfare reached a very sophisticated level of development during this three millenia span. Commanders fully realized the tactical capabilities of shock and missile combat in large battlefield situations. Modern principles of war, like the primacy of the offensive, mass, and economy of force, were understood by pre-modern generals and applied on battlefields throughout the period. Through the use of dozens of multiphase tactical maps, this fascinating introduction to the art of war during western civilization’s ancient and classical periods pulls together the primary and secondary sources and creates a powerful historical narrative. The result is a synthetic work that will be essential reading for students and armchair historians alike.
Category: History

The Complete Idiot S Guide To The Roman Empire

Author : Eric Nelson
ISBN : 9781101199183
Genre : History
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You're no idiot, of course. The battle scenes in Gladiator had you on the edge of your seat and wondering where you could find more information on the rise and fall of ancient Rome. But, so far, your search has left you feeling like a blundering barbarian. Pick yourself up off the Colisseum floor! Consult 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Roman Empire', a fun-to-read introduction to the fascinating history, people, and culture of Ancient Rome. In this Complete Idiot's Guide, you get: -The history of the Roman Empire's rise and fall. -An idiot-proof introduction to the great epic literature of the Roman Republic. -A survey of the Romans in arts and popular culture. -Fascinating details of some of history's most nefarious emperors, including Nero, Caligula, and Commodus.
Category: History

Broke

Author : John Mumford
ISBN : 047056461X
Genre : Business & Economics
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What principled business leaders can do to solve America's current financial crisis Broke is a startling wake-up call for America and an honest accounting of what our future holds if we don't take charge and change our country for the better. If the business of America is business, then it's up to our business leaders to solve the mess we're in. Broke offers practical, nonpolitical, and nonpartisan solutions that every business leader can implement today for a better tomorrow. Whether you operate a giant corporation or a local small business, you'll find practical steps to limit future risks, strengthen every business, stabilize the current economy, and help turn the country around. Author John Mumford has spent decades helping business leaders turn around failing companies. Now, he helps them to turn around a failing country. Presents bold initiatives and concrete steps every business leader can use to create a better future-for their businesses and for the country Includes practical, actionable steps for every business leader who wants to build for the future, while preserving the best of his or her existing enterprise. Shows how business leaders can contribute to the solutions for our problems concerning public debt, the environment, and international relations Offers a turnaround plan for the country ideal for use by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, small business organizations, non-profits and others as the centerpiece of a 2010 campaign for America's turnaround Endorsed by current and former CEO's, top business school leaders, former governors and senators, and leading journalists Desperate times call for creative, effective measures, not desperation. If you're a business leader, here's how you can do your part.
Category: Business & Economics

Empire Of Honour

Author : J. E. Lendon
ISBN : 0198150792
Genre : Political Science
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Jon Lendon offers a new interpretation of how the Roman empire worked in the first four centuries AD. A despotism rooted in force and fear enjoyed widespread support among the ruling classes of the provinces on the basis of an aristocratic culture of honour shared by rulers and ruled. The competitive Roman and Greek aristocrats of the empire conceived of their relative standing in terms of public esteem or honour, and conceived of their cities - towards which they felt a warm patriotism- as entities locked in a parallel struggle for primacy in honour over rivals. Emperors and provincial governors exploited these rivalries to gain the indispensable co-operation of local magnates by granting honours to individuals and their cities. Since rulers strove for honour as well, their subjects manipulated them with honours in their turn. Honour - whose workings are also traced in the Roman army - served as a way of talking and thinking about Roman government: it was both a species ofpower, and a way - connived in by rulers and ruled - of concealing the terrible realities of imperial rule.
Category: Political Science