War in Late Antiquity A Social History

ISBN-10: 0631229264
ISBN-13: 9780631229261
Edition: 2007
Authors: Rachel Lee, A. D. Lee
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Book details

List price: $50.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/11/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 308
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Focusing on the wider context and impact of warfare and the army in Late Antiquity, this book explores the implications of war and the army in a broad range of areas encompassing politics, the economy, and social life. Lee pays particular attention to the experience of war from the perspective of non-combatants.

A. D. Lee is Associate Professor in the Department of Classics at the University of Nottingham, and the author of Information and Frontiers: Late Roman Foreign Relations (1993), and Pagans and Christians in Late Antiquity: A Sourcebook (2000).

List of Figures
List of Maps
List of Tables
Preface
Acknowledgments
Selected Roman Emperors during Late Antiquity
Selected Persian Kings during Late Antiquity
Table of Significant Events
Glossary
List of Abbreviations
Introduction
War and its Causes in Late Antiquity: An Overview
The Evolution of the Late Roman Army: An Outline
Ancient Sources for War and the Army in Late Antiquity: A Guide
Emperors and Warfare
Changing Patterns of Imperial Involvement in Warfare
The Unchanging Ideology of Victory
Military Loyalties and Civil War
Retaining Soldiers' Loyalties
Civil War and Military Unrest
The Infrastructure of War
Manpower
Supplying the Army
Fortifications
The Economic Impact of War
Economic Benefits of War
Economic Costs of War
The Experience of War
Soldiers
Urban Communities
Rural Communities
Women
Soldiers and Society
Soldiers and their Families
Interaction between Military and Non-Military Elites
Military-Civilian Interaction at Non-Elite Levels
Army, Warfare, and Religion
The Changing Religious Complexion of the Army
The Army and Religious Policy
A Christian Empire at War
Notes
Bibliography of Ancient Sources
Bibliography of Modern Works
Index of Ancient Sources
General Index

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