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Protecting the Roman Empire : fortlets, frontiers, and the quest for post-conquest security

Author: Matthew F A Symonds
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Roman army enjoys an enviable reputation as an instrument of waging war, but as the modern world reminds us, an enduring victory requires far more than simply winning battles. When it came to suppressing counterinsurgencies, or deterring the depredations of bandits, the army frequently deployed small groups of infantry and cavalry based in fortlets. This remarkable installation type has never previously been  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew F A Symonds
ISBN: 9781108421553 1108421555 9781108432764 110843276X
OCLC Number: 991641141
Description: xiv, 251 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Waterways --
Highways --
Hadrian's Wall --
The Antonine Wall --
The Upper German and Raetian Limites --
Late highways --
Late waterways --
Imperium by outpost.
Responsibility: Matthew Symonds, Current World Archaeology.

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'Archaeologists have yet to come across the inscription MAX. FAC at Housesteads or any other of the fortlets along Hadrian's Wall but we now know much more about how the Romans protected and Read more...

 
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