The Roman Barbarian Wars

The Era of Roman Conquest

Ludwig Dyck

The history of the ‘barbarian' peoples of Europe is filled with dramatic wars and migrations along with charismatic and often farsighted leaders. Inevitably, their greatest challenge was their struggle with the renowned military might of Rome. Even when outnumbered and faced by better equipped and trained Roman legions, the barbarians could inflict
Date Published :
January 2016
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
8pp plate section
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781473823884
Pages : 240
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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Overview
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The history of the ‘barbarian’ peoples of Europe is filled with dramatic wars and migrations along with charismatic and often farsighted leaders. Inevitably, their greatest challenge was their struggle with the renowned military might of Rome. Even when outnumbered and faced by better equipped and trained Roman legions, the barbarians could inflict devastating defeats upon Rome. Though sometimes fickle in battle, the barbarian warrior was capable of reckless bravery. The Romans themselves admired the size and strength of the barbarians, which, combined with a life of hardship and intertribal warfare, made them dangerous opponents

This book, however, is as much about Rome as it is about its tribal foes. Ludwig Dyck begins with the foundation of the city of Rome and follows her growth into a martial empire, complete with its pageantry and glory, its genius, its brutality and its arrogance. All this is told in a fast-paced, accessible narrative style.

REVIEWS
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"Ludwig Dyck has put together a great book that summarizes pieces of Roman military history that are often not mentioned or difficult to find sources for... ... I found some interesting insight on some of the lesser discussed Barbarian wars, and I enjoyed reading about the famous story of Juno’s Geese saving Rome in chapter two, as well as the iconic quote “Woe to the Vanquished” in that same chapter. Overall it is an entertaining read, great for those wishing to cover some gaps in their knowledge of Republican Rome without pushing hrough a 1,000-page epic."

- War History Online

"...goes into great detail...vivid prose makes for a gripping read. The reader can savor the chapters in stand alone fashion because of the way they cover different topics...delivers on its promise to give the reader the big picture view of the conflicts between Rome and its barbarian foes."

- Military Heritage

"This history is written in an accessible narrative for general readers and history buffs and includes recreated historical scenarios based on primary and secondary sources and archaeology. The book chronicles the battles and wars of the Roman barbarian age over the course of 400 years, such as the Gallic Wars and Cimbri Wars. The book describes the origins, cultures, leaders, and fighting methods of the ‘barbarian’ tribal peoples of Europe, including the Celts, Germans, Gauls, Ligurians, and Iberians. The art program offers color photos of sculpture and art, plus color illustrations and b&w maps."

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