This two-volume publication explores the key factors determining the course and outcome of war in Late Antiquity. Volume 8.1 includes a detailed review of strategic and tactical issues and eight comprehensive bibliographic essays, which provide an overview of the literature. In Volume 8.2, thematic papers examine strategy and intelligence, fortifications and siege warfare, weaponry and equipment, literary sources and topography, and civil war, while papers focused on particular geographic regions home in on war and warfare in the West Roman Empire in the 4th and 5th centuries, and the Balkans and the Eastern frontier in the 4th to 7th centuries AD. Contributors are Susannah Belcher, Neil Christie, Ian Colvin, John Conyard, Jon Coulston, Jim Crow, Florin Curta, Hugh Elton, James Howard-Johnston, Jordi Galbany, Jordi Guardia, John Haldon, Michel Kazanski, Maria Kouroumali, Michael Kulikowski, Christopher Lillington-Martin, Marta Maragall, Oriol Mercadal, Jordi Nadal, Oriol Olesti, Alexander Sarantis, Conor Whately, Michael Whitby and John Wilkes.
Number of pages: 1094
Weight: 1982 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 64 mm
"...Todo ello hace que, en efecto, la obra contribuya de manera notable a la difusion de importantes novedades, sobre todo aportadas por la arqueologia, relativas a los conflictos belicos y a sus efectos en tiempos tardo-antiguos, tanto en el Oriente como en el Occidente mediterraneo, asi como del estado actual de la investigacion." Isaias Arrayas Morales (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona), RUHM, Vol. 5/10/ 2016, pp. 375 - 445 "...The papers present an abundance of evidence and debate which will remain for many years on the bookshelves of scholars interested in the late Roman period and especially military affairs. The editors are to be congratulated for the result of what must have been an onerous task but one which has provided a key resource for all students of Late Antiquity." Andrew Poulter (University of Nottingham), The Classical Review, Vol. 65, Issue 01, April 2015, pp. 240 - 242 (DOI: 10.1017/S0009840X14002856) "Overall, the editors and contributors should be proud of this compilation, which illustrates the enormous mass of current scholarship." Joseph Frechette (University of Maryland), H-War, H-Net Reviews, April 2015, http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=42373 "These volumes are the latest addition to the invaluable Late Antique Archaeology series which has done much to strengthen late antique archaeology's identity as a field in its own right...At over a thousand pages, this is a substantial work, and a sampling of the bibliographic essays, running to more than 250 pages, suggests that they will be a valuable resource...Overall, this is a very useful publication, both for its bibliographical surveys and for a good number of stimulating research papers." A.D. Lee (University of Nottingham), Medieval Archaeology, vol. 58, November 2014 "...un ouvrage utile et de grande qualite. Il donne une premiere lumiere sur tous les aspects de la guerre durant l'Antiquite tardive et il permet de reprendre tous les aspects du sujet grace aux listes de sources et de bibliographie, en general heureusement commentees. Dorenavant, personne ne pourra aborder l'histoire militaire de cette periode sans commencer par voir ce qu'il apporte..." Yann Le Bohec, in sehepunkte 14 (2014), Nr. 2 [15.02.2014], URL: http://www.sehepunkte.de/2014/02/24248.html "...these two volumes will undoubtedly interest all those seeking to learn more about war and warfare during Late Antiquity, and I doubt that there is anyone who will not learn something new by reading the set..." David Woods, Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2014.06.48.
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