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Handbook to Roman Legionary Fortresses
This is a reference guide to Roman legionary fortresses throughout the former Roman Empire, of which approximately eighty-five have been located and identified. With the expansion of the empire and the garrisoning of its army in frontier regions during the 1st century AD, Rome began to concentrate its legions in large permanent bases. Some have been explored in great detai ...more
Hardcover, 209 pages
Published January 15th 2013 by Pen & Sword Military
(first published November 19th 2011)
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Yet another valuable book from Mike Bishop. It is such a great reference book, the maps and images help to give the reader a feel for each fortress, painting a deeper picture in your mind. Not a book for anyone wanting to read for fun, I think, but essential for those eager to learn more about Roman military life.
This is an academic rendition of the archeology of ancient Roman forts and fortified camps. It includes numerous blueprints and drawing from digs throughout Europe. The are some color photographs of standing ruins. There is some information that helps to place locations for some of the legions but there is a lot of conjecture. It was not what I was expecting when I bought via mail.
M. C. Bishop (Mike Bishop) is a freelance writer, publisher, and archaeologist who – among other things – walks, drives, cycles, flies, tweets, blogs, draws, and photographs Hadrian’s Wall. His particular specialities are Roman arms and armor and the Roman site at Corbridge in Northumberland, but he confesses to being at his happiest when working on articles or books (writing, illustrating, editin ...more