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Title:Roman Warfare
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Publisher:Cassell & Co. (London)
ISBN:0304352659
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Number of Pages:224
Category:History, Military history, Ancient history, Non fiction, Military

Roman Warfare by Adrian Goldsworthy, John Keegan

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Roman Warfare The Romans built perhaps the greatest empire of all time forged with an unequaled skill in warfare Accompany these unparalleled troops from the conquest of Italy thru to world conquest Watch as defeated armies became allies amp future Roman soldiers Consider the irony of extreme brutality amp repression leading to peace amp prosperity All the techniques amp the organization of this amazingly advanced fighting force come into focus from the emphasis on drills to its superior technology amp complex bureaucracy

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