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War and warfare in late antiquity

Author: Alexander Sarantis; Neil Christie
Publisher: Leiden : Brill, 2013, cop. 2013.
Series: Late antique archaeology (Print), 8,1-2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
"This two volume publication explores the key factors determining the course and outcome of war in Late Antiquity. Volume 8.1 includes a detailed view of strategic and tactical issues and eight comprehensive bibliographic essays, which provide an overview of the literature. In volume 8.2, thematic papers examine strategy and intelligence, fortifications and siege warfare, weaponry and equipment, literary sources and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Sarantis; Neil Christie
ISBN: 9789004252578 9004252576 9789004252813 9004252819 9789004252820 9004252827
OCLC Number: 869885853
Description: 2 vol. (XXV-1084 p.) : ill., cartes, plans, couv. ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Volume 1. Foreword / Alexander Sarantis and Neil Christie --
Waging war in Late Antiquity / Alexander Sarantis. Bibliographic Essays. War in Late Antiquity : secondary works, literary sources and material evidence / Conor Whately --
Military equipment and weaponry : a bibliographic essay / Alexander Sarantis --
Tactics : a bibliographic essay / Alexander Sarantis --
Organisation and life in the Late Roman military : a bibliographic essay / Conor Whately --
Strategy, diplomacy and frontiers : a bibliographic essay / Conor Whately --
Fortifications in the West : a bibliographic essay / Alexander Sarantis with Neil Christie --
Fortifications in Africa : a bibliographic essay / Alexander Sarantis --
Fortifications in the East : a bibliographic essay / Alexander Sarantis. Volume 2. Strategy and Intelligence. Information and war : some comments on defensive strategy and information in the Middle Byzantine period (ca. A.D. 660-1025) / John Haldon --
Fortifications and Siege Warfare. Fortifications of the Late Roman East : from urban walls to long walls / James Crow --
Siege warfare and counter-siege tactics in Late Antiquity (ca. 250-640) / Michael Whitby --
Weaponry and Equipment. Late Roman military equipment culture / J.C.N. Coulston --
Barbarian military equipment and its evolution in the Late Roman and Great Migration Periods (3rd-5th c. A.D.) / Michel Kazanski --
Recreating the Late Roman Army / John Conyard --
Literary Sources and Topography. Reporting battles and understanding campaigns in Procopius and Agthias : classicising historians' use of archived documents as sources / Ian Colvin --
Procopius on the struggle for Dara in 530 and Rome in 537-38 : reconciling texts and landscapes / Christopher Lillington-Martin --
Ammianus Marcellinus and the Nisibene handover of A.D. 363 / Susannah Belcher --
The West. Imperial campaigns between Diocletian and Honorius, A.D. 284-423 : the Rhine frontier and the Western provinces / Hugh Elton --
The archaeology of war and the 5th c. 'invasions' / Michael Kulikowski --
Controlling the Pyrenees : a macaque's burial from Late Antique Iulia Libica (Llíva, La Cerdanya, Spain) / Oriol Olesti [and five others] --
The Balkans. The archaeology of war : homeland security in the south-west Balkans (3rd-6th c. A.D.) / John Wilkes --
Military encounters and diplomatic affairs in the north Balkans during the reigns of Anastasius and Justinian / Alexander Sarantis --
Horsemen in forts or peasants in villages? Remarks on the archaeology of warfare in the 6th to 7th c. Balkans / Florin Curta --
The East. Military infrastructure in the Roman provinces north and south of the Armenian Taurus in Late Antiquity / James Howard-Johnston --
El-Lejjūn : logistics and localisation on Rome's eastern frontier in the 6th c. A.D. / Conor Whately --
Civil War. Wars within the frontiers : archaeologies of rebellion, revolt and civil war / Neil Christie --
The Justinianic reconquest of Italy : imperial campaigns and local responses / Maria Kouroumali.
Series Title: Late antique archaeology (Print), 8,1-2.
Responsibility: edited by Alexander Sarantis and Neil Christie.
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