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Blood of the provinces : the Roman auxilia and the making of provincial society from Augustus to the Severans

Author: Ian P Haynes; UPSO eCollections (University Press Scholarship Online).
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
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This is the first fully comprehensive study of the auxilia, a non-citizen force which constituted more than half of Rome's celebrated armies. Diverse in origins, character, and culture they played an essential role in building the empire, sustaining the unequal peace celebrated as the pax Romana, and enacting the emperor's writ.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Haynes, Ian P.
Blood of the provinces.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ian P Haynes; UPSO eCollections (University Press Scholarship Online).
ISBN: 0191758302 9780191758300 9780191627231 0191627232
OCLC Number: 877920653
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 430 pages) : illustrations (black and white
Contents: ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ; ABBREVIATIONS ; LIST OF FIGURES ; LIST OF TABLES ; SECTION 1: THE AUXILIA AND THE STRUCTURES OF IMPERIAL POWER ; SECTION 2: THE HUMAN RESOURCE: THE RECRUITMENT OF THE AUXILIA AND ITS CONSEQUENCES ; SECTION 3: A HOME FROM ROME: DAILY LIFE IN THE AUXILIA ; SECTION 4: THROUGH THE EYES OF BELIEVERS: RELIGION, RITUAL ACTIVITY AND CULT PRACTICE ; SECTION 5: ARMS AND THE MEN: EQUIPMENT, TACTICS AND IDENTITY ; SECTIION 6: PEN AND SWORD: COMMUNICATION AND CULTURAL TRANSFORMATION ; SECTION 7: AUXILIARY VETERANS AND THE MAKING OF PROVINCIAL SOCIETY ; BIBLIOGRAPHY ; INDEX
Responsibility: Ian Haynes.
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