Grand Strategy of the Roman Empire From the First Century A. D. to the Third

ISBN-10: 0801821584
ISBN-13: 9780801821585
Edition: 1976
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 1976
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 1/1/1979
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Edward N. Luttwak is a Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Foreword
Preface
Introduction
The Julio-Claudian System. Client States and Mobile Armies from Augustus to Nero
The System in Outline
The Client States
The Management of the Clients
The Tactical Organization of the Army
The Strategic Deployment of Forces
Conclusion
From the Flavians to the Severi. "Scientific" Frontiers and Preclusive Defense from Vespasian to Marcus Aurelius
The System in Outline
Border Defense: The Tactical Dimension
Border Defense: The Strategic Dimension
The Decline of the Client System
The Army
Conclusion
Defense-In-Depth. The Great Crisis of the Third Century and the New Strategies
The System in Outline
The Changing Threat
The New Borders of the Empire
Walled Towns and Hard-point Defenses
Border Troops
Provincial Forces
Central Field Armies
Conclusion
Epilogue. The Three Systems: An Evaluation
Power and Force: Definitions and Implications
Notes
List of Works Cited
Index
Maps
The Empire in A.D. 23
The East under the Julio-Claudians
The German Problem, A.D. 6-16
The Frontiers in the Second Century
Strategic Mobility in the Roman Empire
The Wall Frontiers of Roman Britain
The Advancing Frontier in Germany
The Second-Century Frontiers in Europe
The Dacian Conquest
The Strategic Importance of Armenia
The Parthian Empire and the Roman East
The Great Crisis of the Third Century
The Frontiers of the Tetrarchy and the New Provinces
The Defense-in-Depth of the German Frontier
Defense-in-Depth: Augusta Libanensis (Only Attested Units Shown)
Figures
Roman Unit Establishments in the First and Second Centuries A.D.
Two Models of Empire
Models of Frontier Organization I
Models of Frontier Organization II
Hadrian's Wall: The Barrier Elements
The Tactics of Forward Defense
Operational Methods of Border Defense: Elastic Defense
Operational Methods of Border Defense: Defense-in-Depth
Operational Methods of Border Defense: Forward Defense
The Changing Pattern of Roman Fortification
Tables
Legionary Deployments, A.D. 23 to A.D. 192
Auxiliary Troops in Lower Germany
Distribution of Troops: Frontiers and Field Armies in the East and West

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