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|[an error occurred while processing this directive]|Author: GRANT, MICHAEL. Title: The Army of the Caesars.
Description: M. Evans, New York, 1992, reprint.. 366 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0871317052 B&w maps. "(S)hows how the rise and decline of imperial Rome was intimately connected with the balance of political and military power. The role of the army in the Roman em pire was a formidable one: the emperor depended on the soldiers for his continued existence, as did the empire itself. But an army powerful enought to defend the frontiers and keep the Roman peace also had the power to destroy the emperor. A g a i n s t this ever-present danger the emperors took unceasing precautions, one of their principal methods being to surround themselves with bodyguards, the Praetorian Guard. But what began as a protective measure had wider repercussions, for th e Gu ar d ca me to play an even greater part in the internal politics of the empire..The story of 'The Army of the Caesars' provides a model of how civil strife, focused around the holders of military power inevitably occurs, endangering the pr eca ri ous eq ui lib riu m of large areas of the world." Faint erased pencil mark on free front end paper, three tiny dints on bottom edge of rear board. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing, 3" light line indentation/scratch on r ear pan el. Ve ry G ood+ /Very Good+.
Keywords: Roman Army, Rome, History, Politics, Government, Republic, Augustus, Caesar, Empire, Legions, Siege Machines, Soldiers, Pay, Camps, Uniforms, Gaul, Britain, Rhine, Danube, Spain, Maurentania, Egypt, Syria, Judea, Asia Minor, Trajan, Cyrene, Cohorts,
Price: US$ 10.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 23691
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