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Roman Army Units In The Western Provinces 1

Author : Raffaele DÂ?Amato
ISBN : 9781472815392
Genre : History
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At its height the Roman Empire stretched across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, maintained by an army of modest size but great diversity. In popular culture these soldiers are often portrayed in a generic fashion, but continuing research indicates significant variations in Roman armour and equipment not only between different legions and the provincially-raised auxiliary cohorts that made up half of the army, but also between different regions within the empire. With reference to the latest archaeological and documentary evidence Dr D'Amato investigates how Roman Army units in the Western provinces were equipped, exploring the local influences and traditions that caused the variations in attire.

Byzantine Naval Forces 1261 1461

Author : Raffaele DÂ?Amato
ISBN : 9781472807298
Genre : History
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After the recapture of Constantinople, Emperor Michael VIII Palaiologos was determined to bring glory back to the Byzantine Empire. To achieve this, he established an Imperial Fleet and raised new regiments of elite marine troops. This work provides a comprehensive, illustrated guide to the unit history and appearance of these men, who were at the cutting edge of the last great flourish of Byzantine naval power. They won victory after victory in campaigns throughout the 1260sÂ?70s, and though successive periods of decline and partial resurrection followed, these marine units survived until the very last flickers of Byzantine resistance were extinguished. Drawing upon early literary sources, the rich evidence of period illuminated manuscripts, frescoes and other iconography, Raffaele D'Amato details the lasting legacy of the swansong of Byzantine naval power.

The Late Roman Army

Author : Giuseppe Rava
ISBN : 0996365796
Genre : History
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Using the most recent research and studies as well as important primary sources like the Notitia Dignitatum, this book outlines a complete picture of the Late Roman Army, from AD 284 to fall 476. Contents include the organization, structure, equipment, weapons, combat history and tactics of the late Roman military forces. Combined with original art work by well-known military artist Giuseppe Rava, this book will be a must for students of military history, re-enactors, modellers, wargamers and people interested in military dress or organization.

War In Late Antiquity

Author : A. D. Lee
ISBN : 9780470766231
Genre : History
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The first book to focus on the social impact of warfare and the Roman army in Late Antiquity. Explores the implications of war and the army in a broad range of areas encompassing politics, the economy, and social life Pays particular attention to the experience of war from the perspective of non-combatants Investigates the religious dimension of military life and the role of the army in implementing religious policy Approaches familiar subjects from new perspectives, offering novel insights into the many facets of late Roman history

Josephus And Jewish History In Flavian Rome And Beyond

Author : Joseph Sievers
ISBN : 9789004141797
Genre : History
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This volume focuses on the interplay between Josephus' Judean identity and his Roman context. After treating historiographical and literary issues, it addresses Josephus' presentation of Judaism and of historical "facts." A final section deals with the transmission of his works.

The Imperial Cult In The Latin West

Author : Duncan Fishwick
ISBN : 9004125396
Genre : Emperor worship
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This volume analyzes the priesthood of the provincial cult in every province of the Latin West where evidence has survived in the period from Augustus down to the mid-third century. Particular attention is paid to the epigraphic record, notably the Testimony of honorific statues.

The Portuguese In The Age Of Discovery C 1340 1665

Author : David Nicolle
ISBN : 9781780961224
Genre : History
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From humble beginnings, in the course of three centuries the Portuguese built the world's first truly global empire, stretching from modern Brazil to sub-Saharan Africa and from India to the East Indies (Indonesia). Portugal had established its present-day borders by 1300 and the following century saw extensive warfare that confirmed Portugal's independence and allowed it to aspire to maritime expansion, sponsored by monarchs such as Prince Henry the Navigator. During this nearly 300-year period, the Portuguese fought alongside other Iberian forces against the Moors of Andalusia; with English help successfully repelled a Castilian invasion (1385); fought the Moors in Morocco, and Africans, the Ottoman Turks, and the Spanish in colonial competition. The colourful and exotic Portuguese forces that prevailed in these battles on land and sea are the subject of this book.

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