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War and Society in the Roman World : Leicester-Nottingham Studies in Ancient Society - John Rich

War and Society in the Roman World

Leicester-Nottingham Studies in Ancient Society

By: John Rich (Editor), Graham Shipley (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st June 1995
ISBN: 9780415121675
Number Of Pages: 328

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"War and Society in the Roman World" focuses mainly on the shifting relationship between warfare and the Roman citizen body. The dominant role of war in the Republic is first examined, together with the related issues of Roman expansion and the consequences both for the Romans and for those they conquered. Under the Principate, expansions largely came to a halt, and the inhabitants of the empire enjoyed life in peacetime, all the while protected by a professional army. A number of chapters focus on these changes, explaining how they came about, analyzing their effect on attitudes toward war, and probing the extent to which the peace was a reality. The final chapters discuss the Late Roman Empire, documenting the rise of warlords and, in the west, the final disappearance of the Roman army.

Prefacep. ix
Abbreviationsp. x
Introductionp. 1
Bibliographyp. 8
The Roman Conquest of Italyp. 9
Fear, Greed and Glory: The Causes of Roman War-Making in the Middle Republicp. 38
Bibliographyp. 66
Urbs Direpta, or How the Romans Sacked Citiesp. 69
Bibliographyp. 90
Military Organization and Social Change in the Later Roman Republicp. 92
Roman Poetry and Anti-Militarismp. 113
The End of Roman Imperial Expansionp. 139
Bibliographyp. 168
Roman Peacep. 171
Bibliographyp. 191
Piracy under the Principate and the Ideology of Imperial Eradicationp. 195
Bibliographyp. 210
War and Diplomacy: Rome and Parthia, 31 Bc-Ad 235p. 213
Bibliographyp. 238
Philosophers' Attitudes to Warfare under the Principatep. 241
The End of the Roman Army in the Western Empirep. 265
Landlords and Warlords in the Later Roman Empirep. 277
Indexp. 303
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ISBN: 9780415121675
ISBN-10: 0415121671
Series: Leicester-Nottingham Studies in Ancient Society
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 1st June 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1

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