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Information and Frontiers : Roman Foreign Relations in Late Antiquity - A. D. Lee

Information and Frontiers

Roman Foreign Relations in Late Antiquity

By: A. D. Lee

Hardcover Published: 15th February 2005
ISBN: 9780521392563
Number Of Pages: 236

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During late antiquity the Roman empire faced serious threats from the peoples to the east and to the north. This book is concerned with the role played by information and intelligence in the empire's relations with these peoples, how well-informed about them the empire was, and how such information was acquired. It deals with an important facet of late Roman history which has not previously received systematic treatment, and does so in a wide-ranging manner which relates the military/diplomatic history to its broader social/cultural and economic context.

Preface
Chronological list of selected Roman emperors (early third to early seventh century)
Chronolocial list of Sasanian kings (2205-628)
Maps
List of abbreviations
Introduction
Contexts
The protagonists
At the interface: the frontier regions
Information and Uncertainty
Background knowledge and assumptions
Strategic intelligence
Sources of Information
Diffusion of information
Information-gathering
Select Bibliography
Index of sources
General index
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ISBN: 9780521392563
ISBN-10: 052139256X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 236
Published: 15th February 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.51