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41 Bohec, Yann Le THE IMPERIAL ROMAN ARMY
Hippocrene Books 1994 0781802598 / 9780781802598 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Bumping to lower corners. Book and Dustjacket have minor shelfwear. ; The Emperor Augustus believed that the Roman army occupied a crucial place at the heart of the empire and it was he who made it a fully professional force. This book looks at the structure and development of the army between the Republic and the Late Empire, examining why the army has always been accorded such a prominent position in the history of the Roman Empire, and whether that view is justified. The book is divided into three sections. The author first examines the major divisions of army organization - the legions, the auxiliary units, the fleet - and how the men were recruited. Secondly he looks at what the army did - the training, tactics and strategy. Finally he considers the historical role of the army - how it fitted into Roman society, of which it was only part, and what influence it had economically and politically. In exploring these themes, the author gives equal weight to epigraphic, documentary and archaeological evidence. With tables summarizing detailed information, Yann Le Bohec provides a synthesis of current knowledge of the Roman army from the first to the third century AD, putting it in its context as part of the state structure of the Roman Empire. ; 9.75 x 1.25 x 6.75 Inches; 304 pages 
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42 Bohec, Yann Le THE IMPERIAL ROMAN ARMY
B. T. Batsford 1994 0713471662 / 9780713471663 Hardcover Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Book is fine. DJ is price-clipped. ; The Emperor Augustus believed that the Roman army occupied a crucial place at the heart of the empire and it was he who made it a fully professional force. This book looks at the structure and development of the army between the Republic and the Late Empire, examining why the army has always been accorded such a prominent position in the history of the Roman Empire, and whether that view is justified. The book is divided into three sections. The author first examines the major divisions of army organization - the legions, the auxiliary units, the fleet - and how the men were recruited. Secondly he looks at what the army did - the training, tactics and strategy. Finally he considers the historical role of the army - how it fitted into Roman society, of which it was only part, and what influence it had economically and politically. In exploring these themes, the author gives equal weight to epigraphic, documentary and archaeological evidence. With tables summarizing detailed information, Yann Le Bohec provides a synthesis of current knowledge of the Roman army from the first to the third century AD, putting it in its context as part of the state structure of the Roman Empire. ; 9.75 x 1.25 x 6.75 Inches; 304 pages 
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43 Bookman, John T. & Stephen T. Powers THE MARCH TO VICTORY A Guide to World War II Battles and Battlefields from London to the Rhine
Boulder, CO, U.S.A. University Press of Colorado 1994 0870813277 / 9780870813276 Softcover Very Good+ 
Very faint rubbing to wraps. Else fine. ; 293pp, illustrated. Revised ed. 
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44 Bosworth, A. B. ALEXANDER AND THE EAST The Tragedy of Triumph
Oxford University Press 1996 0198149913 / 9780198149910 Hardcover Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
2 Small tears to DJ at spine (1cm) (repaired with cellotape). Former bookseller's plate on inner cover. ; 0.54 x 8.5 x 5.5 Inches; 218 pages; In this study, Bosworth looks at Alexander the Great's activities in Central Asia and Pakistan, drawing a bleak picture of massacre and repression comparable to the Spanish conquest of Mexico. He investigates the evolution of Alexander's views of empire and concept of universal monarch, and documents the representation of Alexander by historians of antiquity. The book is directed to specialists and general readers alike. 
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45 Bouchier, Edmund Spenser SPAIN UNDER THE ROMAN EMPIRE With a Map
B.H. Blackwell 1914 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Light foxing to ffeps. Minor edgewear to extremities. ; A history of Spain which following the fall of Carthage came under Roman control, the author examines the history of the Roman period, as well as the antiquities and remains of Roman influence and the effect of Rome on Spanish language and literature. Includes a single fold-out map. ; 200 pages 
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46 Bowman, Alan K. & Edward Champlin & Andrew Lintott (Eds. ) THE CAMBRIDGE ANCIENT HISTORY Volume X: the Augustan Empire 43 B. C. - A. D. 69
Cambridge University Press 1996 0521264308 / 9780521264303 Second Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
1 page untrimmed else book is fine. DJ has some tears and chipping. ; The period described in this volume begins in the year after the death of Julius Caesar and ends in the year after the fall of Nero. Its main theme is the transformation of the political configuration of the state to a dynastic monarchy and the establishment of the Roman Empire. Central to the period is the achievement of the first emperor, Augustus. ; Cambridge Ancient History Series; Vol. 10; 1193 pages 
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47 Bradford, Alfred S. LEONIDAS AND THE KINGS OF SPARTA Mightiest Warriors, Fairest Kingdom
Praeger 2011 031338598X / 9780313385988 Softcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Gift inscription in pen to ffep (likely from author) "In memory of the Sparta conference". Else book is fine. DJ flaps are creased. Minor shelfwear to DJ. ; Organized in a logical and chronological order, Leonidas and the Kings of Sparta: Mightiest Warriors, Fairest Kingdom describes the legendary origins of the dual kingship in Sparta, documents the many reigning eras of the kings, and then concludes with the time when the kingship was abolished six centuries later. The book examines the kings' roles in war and battle, in religion, in the social life of the city, and in formulating Spartan policy both at home and abroad. No other book on Sparta has concentrated on describing the role of the kings—and their absolutely essential contributions to Spartan society in general. ; 251 pages 
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48 Bradford, Ernie THERMOPYLAE The Battle for the West
New York, New York, U.S.A. Da Capo Press 2004 0306813602 / 9780306813603 Softcover Very Good 
Minor edgewear where laminate is lifting in places. Else fine. ; Reprint of the 1980 ed. 255pp. An impressively accessible narrative depicting the three-day battle for the pass at Thermopylae (the Hot Gates) --a critical contest in Xerxes's massive invasion of Greece. The bloody stand made there by Leonidas and his small Spartan army in 480 B. C. Has been hailed ever since as an outstanding example of patriotism, courage, and sacrifice.; 255 pages 
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49 Bradford, Ernle HANNIBAL
Dorset Press 1991 0880296674 / 9780880296670 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Minor bump to top of spine. Dustjacket has minor shelfwear. ; Describes Hannibal's actions as soldier, general, statesman, and as a mortal human being. It explores the strategies of his greatest battles (at Cannae his troops killed 45,000 Romans in an afternoon and nearly brought the Roman Empire to its knees). ; 223 pages; During the second century B. C. , the North African city of Carthage was a powerful commercial center. One of its leading citizens was Hannibal. Carthagian excursions into Roman territory led to the Punic Wars and Hannibal was called into service. Ernle Bradford examines the campaign during the Second Punic War when Hannibal set out to invade Italy with a small force of select troops, crossing the Alps with a full baggage train intending to take Rome. For 16 years the campaign continued and Bradford examines the tactics of the major battles and traces the reasons why Hannibal failed to conquer the Romans. 
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50 Bradford, Ernle Dusgate Selby HANNIBAL (The General from Carthage)
Mcgraw-Hill Book Company 1981 0070070644 / 9780070070646 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Minor knocking to base of spine. Dustjacket is protected in mylar. Dustjacket has minor shelfwear. ; Describes Hannibal's actions as soldier, general, statesman, and as a mortal human being. It explores the strategies of his greatest battles (at Cannae his troops killed 45,000 Romans in an afternoon and nearly brought the Roman Empire to its knees). ; 223 pages; During the second century B. C. , the North African city of Carthage was a powerful commercial center. One of its leading citizens was Hannibal. Carthagian excursions into Roman territory led to the Punic Wars and Hannibal was called into service. Ernle Bradford examines the campaign during the Second Punic War when Hannibal set out to invade Italy with a small force of select troops, crossing the Alps with a full baggage train intending to take Rome. For 16 years the campaign continued and Bradford examines the tactics of the major battles and traces the reasons why Hannibal failed to conquer the Romans. 
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51 Brady, James THE MARINES OF AUTUMN A Novel of the Korean War
St. Martin's Griffin 2001 0312280815 / 9780312280819 Paperback Very Good 
Minor shelfwear. ; War has been the inspiration of such great novels as The Red Badge of Courage and A Farewell to Arms, and daring feats of courage and tragic mistakes have been the foundation for such classic works. Now, for the first time ever, the Korean War has a novel that captures that courage and sacrifice. When Captain Thomas Verity, USMC, is called back to action, he must leave his Georgetown home, career, and young daughter and rush to Korea to monitor Chinese radio transmissions. At first acting in an advisory role, he is abruptly thrust into MacArthur's last daring and disastrous foray-the Chosin Reservoir campaign-and then its desperate retreat. ; 274 pages 
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52 Brand, C.E. ROMAN MILITARY LAW
University of Texas Press 1968 0292733933 / 9780292733930 Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Ex-library copy with usual stamps, call numbers. Traces of removed pocket on back board. Book has been rebound in dark red library buckram. Light pencil marginalia on a few pages. ; In view of the importance of both the legal and military aspects of the Roman Empire, an account for the Roman armies is of considerable significance to historians in both fields. Colonel C. E. Brand describes this system of control. ; 209 pages 
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53 Brauer, George C. THE AGE OF THE SOLDIER EMPERORS Imperial Rome, A.D. 244-284
Noyes Press 1975 0815550367 / 9780815550365 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Foxing to textblock and endpapers. DJ is discolored along edges and spine. DJ has minor shelfwear. ; Noyes Classical Studies; 288 pages; Looks at the history of the Roman Empire in the middle part of the third century A. D. From the reign of Philip the Arab to Carus and his dynasty before the reign of Diocletian. Book is heavily illustrated with pictures of coins of the period. 
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54 Brauer, George C. THE AGE OF THE SOLDIER EMPERORS Imperial Rome, A.D. 244-284
Noyes Press 1975 0815550367 / 9780815550365 Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Ex-library copy with usual stamps, call numbers and pocket. Minor shelfwear. ; Noyes Classical Studies; 288 pages; Looks at the history of the Roman Empire in the middle part of the third century A. D. From the reign of Philip the Arab to Carus and his dynasty before the reign of Diocletian. Book is heavily illustrated with pictures of coins of the period. 
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55 Brauer, George C. THE AGE OF THE SOLDIER EMPERORS Imperial Rome, A.D. 244-284
Noyes Press 1975 0815550367 / 9780815550365 Hardcover Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Dustjacket spine is slightly discolored. Tiny chip to DJ at head of spine. Former owner's name on ffep. ; Noyes Classical Studies; 288 pages; Looks at the history of the Roman Empire in the middle part of the third century A. D. From the reign of Philip the Arab to Carus and his dynasty before the reign of Diocletian. Book is heavily illustrated with pictures of coins of the period. 
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56 Brauer, George C. THE AGE OF THE SOLDIER EMPERORS Imperial Rome, A.D. 244-284
Noyes Press 1975 0815550367 / 9780815550365 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
DJ is very discolored with light chipping and edgewear. Book has very light shelfwear with slight bumping along bottom edge of boards. ; Noyes Classical Studies; 288 pages; Looks at the history of the Roman Empire in the middle part of the third century A. D. From the reign of Philip the Arab to Carus and his dynasty before the reign of Diocletian. Book is heavily illustrated with pictures of coins of the period. 
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57 Brauer, George C. THE AGE OF THE SOLDIER EMPERORS Imperial Rome, A.D. 244-284
Noyes Press 1975 0815550367 / 9780815550365 Hardcover Fine in Very Good- dust jacket 
DJ is discolored along edges of front panel. DJ has minor shelfwear. ; Noyes Classical Studies; 288 pages; Looks at the history of the Roman Empire in the middle part of the third century A. D. From the reign of Philip the Arab to Carus and his dynasty before the reign of Diocletian. Book is heavily illustrated with pictures of coins of the period. 
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58 Braund, David RULING ROMAN BRITAIN Kings, Queens, Governors and Emperors from Julius Caesar to Agricola
Routledge 1996 0415008042 / 9780415008044 Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Minor shelfwear to DJ else Fine. ; In this book, David Braund offers a significantly different perspective upon the history of Roman Britain. Rather than relying on archaeology, the author concentrates on the literary evidence, drawing a colorful picture of the social and political context of Roman imperialism. The study discusses Roman theories of imperialism as well as the intellectual and political atmosphere within which Caesar mounted his invasions of Britain in 55 and 54 B. C. Braund shows how the ideologies and power structures at work in Rome fundamentally shaped politics and society in Roman Britain. Thus he develops an understanding of the literary sources which goes beyond mere translation and allows the reader insights into this remote corner of the Roman world. ; 0.87 x 8.43 x 5.67 Inches; 217 pages 
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59 Breed, Brian & Cynthia Damon & Andreola Rossi (Eds. ) CITIZENS OF DISCORD Rome and its Civil Wars
Oxford University Press 2010 0195389573 / 9780195389579 Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Book is fine. DJ has very light shelfwear. ; Civil wars, more than other wars, sear themselves into the memory of societies that suffer them. This is particularly true at Rome, where in a period of 150 years the Romans fought four epochal wars against themselves. The present volume brings together exciting new perspectives on the subject by an international group of distinguished contributors. The basis of the investigation is broad, encompassing literary texts, documentary texts, and material culture, spanning the Greek and Roman worlds. Attention is devoted not only to Rome's four major conflicts from the period between the 80s BC and AD 69, but the frame extends to engage conflicts both previous and much later, as well as post-classical constructions of the theme of civil war at Rome. Divided into four sections, the first ("Beginnings, Endings") addresses the basic questions of when civil war began in Rome and when it ended. "Cycles" is concerned with civil war as a recurrent phenomenon without end. "Aftermath" focuses on attempts to put civil war in the past, or, conversely, to claim the legacy of past civil wars, for better or worse. Finally, the section "Afterlife" provides views of Rome's civil wars from more distant perspectives, from those found in Augustan lyric and elegy to those in much later post-classical literary responses. As a whole, the collection sheds new light on the ways in which the Roman civil wars were perceived, experienced, and represented across a variety of media and historical periods. ; 352 pages 
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60 Brewer, Richard, J. (Ed. ) ROMAN FORTRESSES AND THEIR LEGIONS Papers in Honour of George C. Boon, FSA, FRHistS
National Museums and Galleries of Wales/Society of Antiquaries of London 2000 0854312749 / 9780854312740 Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Occasional Papers of the Society of Antiquaries of London, No. 20; 208 pages; Roman Fortresses and their Legions had its origins in a conference held in 1992, and contains 11 papers by leading Roman military archaeologists on the fortresses of Roman legions from Britain, Germany and the Danube region to the eastern empire. It will appeal to both general and specialist readers interested in Roman military archaeology. Historians, including the pioneer antiquaries, have long realised that the study of the legions is fundamental to our understanding of the history of the Roman Empire. The essays in this volume, contributed by some of today's foremost scholars of Roman army studies, range across the whole of the Roman Empire - including Britain, the Danube lands and the eastern provinces - and cover a wide variety of themes. Authors effectively combine evidence derived from ancient sources and inscriptions with the rapidly growing amount of information and detail obtained from archaeological excavation. The volume covers the period from Augustus, when the plans of permanent legionary fortresses were beginning to evolve, to the Late Empire, when the legion was a very different body from that with which we are familiar in the early imperial period. The essays are dedicated to the late George C Boon FSA, FRHistS to mark his vast contribution to Roman scholarship. 
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