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 detail, others are barely known, but this book brings together for the first time the legionary fortresses of the whole empire. An introductory section outlines the history of legionary bases and their key components. At the heart of the book is a referenced and illustrated catalogue of the known bases, each with a specially prepared plan and an aerial photograph. A detailed bibliography provides up-to-date publication information.
The book is accompanied by a website providing online links to sites relevant to particular fortresses and a Google Earth file containing all of the known fortress locations.
This informative book meticulously details what we have come to know about legionary fortresses built by the Roman Empire. Dr Mike Bishop is an expert in Roman military archaeology and here his research is accompanied... [read full review]Italia!
This is a reference guide to Roman legionary fortresses throughout the Roman Empire, of which approximately eighty-five have been located and identified. Some have been explored in great detail, others are barely known, but this... [read full review]www.academia.edu
An impressive guide to all the known Roman legionary fortresses which have been uncovered across the former Empire. A very useful book which sets a broad subject into context and will be invaluable to anyone... [read full review]Pegasus Archive - Mark Hickman
This book is...a very important historical review of a very important subject and it also provides an example of the way that printed books are learning to live with eBooks, the internet, and take advantage... [read full review]Firetrench Reviews
Providing exactly what the title suggests, this is primarily a gazetteer of all currently known Roman Legion bases, each with well referenced details such as location, situation, size, orientation etc. as well as the units... [read full review]Clash of Steel
Mike Bishop...is a specialist in military archaeology and admits that he wrote this particular book because he needed a gazetteer of Roman legionary fortresses. He provides detailed drawings and descriptions, dates, units, garrisons, etc. of... [read full review]Hexham Local History Society
The author of this impressive book, Dr Mike Bishop, is a respected freelance archaeologist, writer and publisher specialising in Roman militaria. The Handbook is a reference guide to 103 legionary fortresses scattered around the frontiers... [read full review]The Friends of Fishbourne Roman Palace
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About M.C. Bishop
Dr Mike Bishop is one of the leading names in Roman military archaeology. An archaeologist and archaeological illustrator by training, he is the founder of the Journal of Roman Military Equipment Studies and of ROMEC (the Roman Military Equipment Conference). He is also an Honorary Lecturer in the School of Classics at the University of
St Andrews, but is best known as co-author (with Jonathon Coulston) of the highly-regarded Roman Military Equipment (Oxford, 1993, revised edition 2005).