Vegetius Epitome of Military Science

ISBN-10: 085323910X
ISBN-13: 9780853239109
Edition: 2nd 1996 (Revised)
Authors: N. P. Milner
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Description: The only Latin art of war to survive, Vegetius’Epitomewas for long a part of the medieval prince’s military education. The core of his proposals, the maintenance of a professional standing army, was revolutionary for medieval Europe, while his  More...

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Book details

List price: $34.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Publication date: 1/1/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 182
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.616
Language: English

The only Latin art of war to survive, Vegetius’Epitomewas for long a part of the medieval prince’s military education. The core of his proposals, the maintenance of a professional standing army, was revolutionary for medieval Europe, while his theory of deterrence through strength remains the foundation of modern Western defense policy. "by far the best English translation of Vegetius available ..."—Bryn Mawr Classical Review

Preface
Introduction
Ancient Synopsis
Book I
Recruitment, ch. 1-7
Training, ch. 8-28
Book II
The armed services, ch. 1-3
The formation and structure of the Ancient Legion, ch. 4-14
The Ancient Legion in battle-order, ch. 15-18
The administration of the Ancient Legion, ch. 19-25
Book III
Logistics, commissariat discipline signals, castrametation, ch. 1-8
Pre-battle strategy, ch. 9-13
Battle tactics and strategies, ch. 14-46
Book IV
Fortifications, ch. 1-6
Preparations for a siege, ch. 7-11
Siege-strategies of attack and defence, ch. 12-30
The Navy, ch. 31-33
Shipbuilding, ch. 34-37
The art of navigation, ch. 38-43
Naval warfare, ch. 44-46
Abbreviations and Bibliography
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Index of Gods, People and Places

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