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Adrianople AD 378 : The Goths crush Rome's legions - Gerrard

Adrianople AD 378

The Goths crush Rome's legions

By: Gerrard

Paperback

Published: 1st April 2001
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Osprey's examination of the Battle of Adrianople (378 AD), fought between Goth rebels, led by Fritigern, and the Roman army, led by Emperor Valens. 'Never, except in the battle of Cannae, had there been so destructive a slaughter recorded in our annals.' Thus the Roman historian Ammianus Marcellinus recorded the battle of Adrianople, which spelled the beginning of the end of the Roman Empire. Such a crushing Roman defeat by Gothic cavalry proved to the Empire, as well as to the Goths themselves, that the migratory barbarians were a force to be reckoned with. This book tells the story of the misguided Roman plans and the surprise attack of Gothic cavalry, and puts forward the most recent theories as to the true location of the battlefield.

Origins of the Campaign/Opposing Commanders/Opposing Armies/Opposing Plans/The Campaign & Battle/Aftermath/Chronology/Bibliography/The battlefield today/Index

ISBN: 9781841761473
ISBN-10: 1841761478
Series: Campaign, 84
Audience: BAU
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 1st April 2001
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 17.78  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1