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Military History of Late Rome 457–518 (Kindle)

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By Dr Ilkka Syvanne
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
File Size: 47.1 MB (.mobi)
Pages: 328
ISBN: 9781473895331
eBook Released: 18th May 2021

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The Military History of Late Rome Volume 457-518 provides a fresh, new look into the events that led to the collapse of West Rome, while East Rome not only survived but went on to prosper despite a series of major defeats that included, most notably, the catastrophic campaign against the Vandals in 468. The author explains what mistakes the West Romans made and what the East Romans did right to survive. He analyses the role of the barbarian generals and military forces in this and also offers an analysis of the tactical developments during this pivotal period as a result of which the cavalry, so famous from the accounts of Procopius, became the dominant arm in the East. The book also offers a detailed study of a number of battles that have never before been subjected to such scrutiny and puts these firmly into the context of their times. At the very end of this period in 518, East Rome was poised to start its reconquest under Anastasius’ successors Justin I and Justinian I. This book explains why this was possible.

“An outstanding work… [the series] gives us a very good picture of the long process that has come to be known as the “Fall of Rome”. This is an invaluable read for anyone with an interest in Late Antiquity.”

The NYMAS Review

I think both of these books (The Military History of Late Rome Volume 395-425), and the wider series are excellent additions any military historian or wargammer of the period. These are useful research tools and can be used as a jumping off point for a number of research projects.

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About Dr Ilkka Syvanne

Dr Ilka Syvanne gained his doctorate in history in 2004 from Tampere University in his native Finland. His doctoral thesis was published as The Age of Hippotoxotai, Art of War in Roman Military Revival and Disaster 491-636 (Tampere University Press, Tampere 2004). He has also written numerous articles on late Roman/Byzantine warfare, and contributed seven entries for Blackwell's Encyclopaedia of the Roman Army (2011). Since 2007 he has been Vice Chairman of the Finnish Society for Byzantine Studies. He lives in Kangasala, Finland.

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