This engaging and highly readable review of Rome’s barbarian wars is ideal for the general reader but also includes the notes and references that serious enthusiasts and academics expect. The story of Roman expansion is told extremely well with colour and passion, excitement, based on thorough research. – Most Highly Recommended
NAME: The Roman Barbarian Wars, The Era Of Roman Conquest FILE: R2889 AUTHOR: Ludwig Heinrich Dyck PUBLISHER: Pen and Sword BINDING: hard back PAGES: 238 PRICE: £19.99 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: Roman Republic, Roman Empire, Legions, battles, weapons, tactics, barbarians, Germanicus, Britain, Gaul, Celts, Germans, Batavia, naval warfare, invasion, occupation
IMAGE: B2889.jpg BUYNOW: tinyurl.com/yyhu45e2 LINKS: DESCRIPTION: This engaging and highly readable review of Rome's barbarian wars is ideal for the general reader but also includes the notes and references that serious enthusiasts and academics expect. The story of Roman expansion is told extremely well with colour and passion, excitement, based on thorough research. – Most Highly Recommended Rome grew from a small city state into an Empire that encompassed most of the known world. Having started its expansion, Rome was compelled to keep expanding. The moment it stopped expanding it came under pressure from the barbarians and internal forces that caused its fall. It is therefore a story of military expansion in a series of wars, followed by defeats that saw the barbarians at the very gates of Rome. The author has captured this process and presented it in an engaging manner that looks at the detail of tactics, clothing and weapons but paints this all with as much excitement as a novel. Far too often, books on this period of history have excluded many readers because they take a very academic approach where the authors seem more interested in presenting their academic credentials and serious research than in telling what is a compelling story. A story filled with excitement, suspense, brutality, highs and lows, achievement and disaster. This book is in a very different category where the narrative moves along well and the author's passion for his subject and his careful research comes out naturally within the absorbing tale of campaigns.