Dacia: The Roman Wars

Volume I - Sarmizegetusa

Radu Oltean

Richly illustrated narrative of the Rome's wars in Dacia.
Date Published :
October 2021
Publisher :
Karwansaray Publishers
Illustration :
Fully Illustrated
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9789490258115
Pages : 152
Dimensions : 11.69 X 8.27 inches
Stock Status : Out of stock


Besides the unusually rich illustrations (over 190 colored images: illustrations, artifacts, maps, monuments), this book offers a fresh view on the Dacian-Roman wars, eliminating as much as possible from the ideological nationalist ballast that came to burden the Romanian view of history. Radu Oltean gathered and adapted most archaeological findings and historical studies, old and new, for a wider public of history lovers. He avoided too much speculation on events that remain unclear for history, but made frequent use of words like "perhaps" and "probably". On occasion, Oltean ventured possible scenarios for the rare instances when historical or archaeological sources were more generous. Some readers may be surprised to discover that events or their interpretation are not at all as learned in school or seen in dramatized movies, in old books and magazines or even in certain museums.


"...it is impossible not to admire the beautiful edition of the book. Naturally, without diminishing the professionalism of the content and the multitude of information, the beautiful illustrations, maps and photos delight the most."

- Imperium Romanum

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