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The Roman wars in Spain : the military confrontation with guerrilla warfare

Author: Daniel Varga
Publisher: Barnsley, South Yorkshire : Pen & Sword, 2015. ©2015
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It took the Romans almost exactly 200 years to conquer the Iberian Peninsula (modern Spain and Portugal). The skilful and tenacious resistance of the various inhabitants, utilizing superior mobility in the rugged terrain to wage a guerrilla war, made the region the graveyard of many a Roman army. But the lessons, though painful, were eventually learnt and the heat of this so-called 'fiery war' forged the legions  Read more...
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Varga, Daniel.
Roman Wars in Spain : The Military Confrontation with Guerrilla Warfare.
Havertown : Pen and Sword, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Varga
ISBN: 9781473860957 1473860954
OCLC Number: 911032600
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Chapter 1: Introduction; Guerrilla warfare; Research Methods and Objectives; Sources and History of the Research; The Geography of Hispania; Peoples of Hispania During the Third Century BCE; Celts and Iberians; The Main Characteristics of the Roman Army at the end of the Third Century; The Manipular Legion; The Greeks; Phoenicians and Carthaginians; Chapter 2: Roman Wars in Hispania; Hispania's Importance to Rome in the Third Century BCE. Scipio Africanus in Hispania: Carthaginian Hispania moves to Roman ControlRome's Attempts to Expand its Control in Hispania and the Beginning of the Celtiberian War; Scipio Aemilianus in Hispania: The Numantine and Lusitanian Wars; Between the Celtiberian and Cantabrian Wars, the Revolt of Sertorius; The Cantabrian and Asturian Wars; Chapter 3: The Limits of Power: Rome and the Limitations of Fighting Distant Wars; Internal Politics as a Catalyst or Curb to Wars; Limitations of the Army Commanders' Imperium; Mobilization of the Fighting Forces; Number of Legions Active. Logistics and Supply DifficultiesChapter 4: Confronting an 'Unconventional' Enemy; The Enemy and His Weapons; Limitations of Exercising Power --
The Failure of the Army Intelligence; Enemy's Warfare Tactics: Guerrilla Warfare; Enemy's Warfare Tactics: Fighting According to Conventions; Expressions of 'Unconventional' Warfare in Archaeological Findings; Chapter 5: Changes the Roman Army has undergone; following the Hispanic Wars Adoption of Weapons of Hispanic Origin; References to the 'Spanish gladius' in the sources. Structural Changes in the Army: the Transition to Permanent Armies and LegionsChapter 6: Conclusions; Notes and References; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Daniel Varga.

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Drawing on the very latest historical and archaeological research, this title challenges preconceptions and outdated views of Rome's Iberian foes, showing them to be more militarily sophisticated  Read more...

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