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War in Late Antiquity

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308 pages
The first book to focus on the social impact of warfare and the Roman army in Late Antiquity.

  • Explores the implications of war and the army in a broad range of areas encompassing politics, the economy, and social life
  • Pays particular attention to the experience of war from the perspective of
    non-combatants
  • Investigates the religious dimension of military life and the role of the army in implementing religious policy
  • Approaches familiar subjects from new perspectives, offering novel insights into the many facets of late Roman history
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C O N T E N T S
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 1. War and its Causes in Late Antiquity: An Overview 2. The Evolution of the Late Roman Army: An Outline 3. Ancient Sources for War and the Army in Late Antiquity: A Guide
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Emperors and Warfare 1.1. Changing Patterns of Imperial Involvement in Warfare 1.2. The Unchanging Ideology of Victory
Military Loyalties and Civil War 2.1. Retaining Soldiers’ Loyalties 2.2. Civil War and Military Unrest
The Infrastructure of War 3.1. Manpower 3.2. Supplying the Army 3.3. Fortifications
The Economic Impact of War 4.1. Economic Benefits of War 4.2. Economic Costs of War
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ix x xi xii xv xvi xviii xix xxi xxiv
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21 21 37
51 51 66
74 74 85 98
101 101 105
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The Experience of War 5.1. Soldiers 5.2. Urban Communities 5.3. Rural Communities 5.4. Women
CONTENTS
Soldiers and Society 6.1. Soldiers and their Families 6.2. Interaction between Military and NonMilitary Elites 6.3. Military–Civilian Interaction at NonElite Levels
Army, Warfare, and Religion 7.1. The Changing Religious Complexion of the Army 7.2. The Army and Religious Policy 7.3. A Christian Empire at War
Notes Bibliography of Ancient Sources Bibliography of Modern Works Index of Ancient Sources General Index
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123 125 133 138 141
147 147 153 163
176 176 193 205
212 234 240 263 270