The Grand Strategy of the Roman Empire: From the First Century A.D. to the Third (Edward N. Luttwak) soon to be presented for sale on the sparkling BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1999, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Maps; Tables; List of sources; Plans;
From the cover: Gibbon believed that Christianity was responsible for destroying the Roman Empire. Others have blamed all manner of evils, from homosexuality, unbalanced budgets and price control to abortion and drink. But the real key, Edward Luttwak argues, to the creation, survival and decline of the empire is to be found in the military realm.
Rome was the first state able to assure the safety of the average, as well as the elite, citizen. At its best, Roman strategy employed the imperial army as a weapon of psychological persuasion rather than direct military force. The goal of the Roman Empire was survival; economy of force was more im…
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XII] 255 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.
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