The Grand Strategy of the Roman Empire: From the First Century A.D. to the Third

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JHU Press, 1979 - History - 255 pages
Originally published in 1976, a book which looks at the success of the Roman Empire from the 1st to the 3rd century A.D. and attributes this success to the imperial military strategy.

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This is a masterly analysis of the way in which the Romans waged their wars after the Augustan coup. It is equipped with a good set of maps to illustrate the points he wishes to make. I think it ... Read full review

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While it's probably not a good book to start with if you know nothing of the Roman Empire and it's Army, this is a interesting book. Luttwak examines the strategy of the Empire in a modern way ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
THE JULIOCLAUDIAN SYSTEM Client States
7
The System in Outline 13 The Client States 20 The Management
40
The Strategic Deployment of Forces 46 Conclusion
49
The Tactical
80
TABLES
85
The Decline of the Client System 111 The Army
117
Conclusion
126
DEFENSEINDEPTH The Great Crisis of the Third
127
The System in Outline 130 The Changing Threat 145 The
173
Central Field Armies 182 Conclusion
188
Definitions
195
NOTES
201
LIST OF WORKS CITED
233
INDEX
247
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