Four Days in September (Hardback)
The Battle of Teutoburg - Second Edition
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Four Days in September examines the Battle of Teutoburg (also known as the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest), one of the most famous battles of ancient history. In late September of 9 AD, three Roman legions were attacked in a prolonged four-day battle with the Germanic barbarians, and were eventually defeated by the rebel German leader Arminius. The defeat was a crushing blow to both Rome's military and its pride. This new revised edition of Four Days in September thoroughly examines the ancient sources, looks at new facts, analyses the hypotheses of modern scholars, and puts forward hypotheses of its own in order to get the clearest picture on the dynamics of the prelude to the battle, the battle itself, and its aftermath.
Abdale's book is one of the most comprehensive on this fascinating subject which was one of the many events that has helped to create the modern Europe we live in today.Military Modelling Vol.46, July 2016 - David H. Smith
All in all this is a very good book and easy to read. Highly recommended.
As Rome grew from a small city state to the mightiest empire of the west, her dominion was contested not only by the civilizations of the Mediterranean, but also by the ‘barbarians’ – the tribal peoples of Europe. The Celtic, the Spanish-Iberian and the Germanic tribes lacked the pomp and grandeur of Rome, but they were fiercely proud of their freedom and gave birth to some of Rome’s greatest adversaries. Romans and barbarians, iron legions and wild tribesmen clashed in dramatic battles on whose fate hinged the existence of entire peoples and, at times, the future of Rome. Far from reducing…By Ludwig Heinrich Dyck
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