The Great Illyrian Revolt

Rome's Forgotten War in the Balkans, AD 6–9

Jason R Abdale

In the year AD 9, three Roman legions were crushed by the German warlord Arminius in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest. This event is well-known, but there was another uprising that Rome faced shortly before, which lasted from AD 6 to 9, and was just as intense.
Date Published :
April 2019
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
4 maps, 10 b/w illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781526718174
Pages : 256
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6 inches
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$34.95

Overview
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In the year AD 9, three Roman legions were crushed by the German warlord Arminius in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest. This event is well-known, but there was another uprising that Rome faced shortly before, which lasted from AD 6 to 9, and was just as intense. This rebellion occurred in the western Balkans (an area roughly corresponding to modern Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Montenegro and parts of Serbia and Albania) and it tested the Roman Empire to its limits. For three years, fifteen legions fought in the narrow valleys and forest-covered crags of the Dinaric Mountains in a ruthless war of attrition against an equally ruthless and determined foe, and yet this conflict is largely unknown today. _The Great Illyrian Revolt_ is believed to be the first book ever devoted to this forgotten war of the Roman Empire. Within its pages, we examine the history and culture of the mysterious Illyrian people, the story of how Rome became involved in this volatile region, and what the Roman army had to face during those harrowing three years in the Balkans.

About The Author
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Jason R. Abdale received his BA cum laude and MA in History at Queen’s College, New York. He is a specialist in tribal history and culture, with an emphasis on ancient European tribes. His previous book, Four Days in September: The Battle of Teutoburg (2nd edition), was published by Pen & Sword in 2016\. He lives in New York.

REVIEWS
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Rome fought a bitter three-year war in the Balkans involving 15 legions. this work covers that little-known conflict.

- Christopher Miskimon, Military Heritage Magazine, September 2019

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